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CTRL+F Doesn't Toggle Find Toolbar

asked 2019-04-12 00:29:11 +0200

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Running Antergos 19.4, using distro-supplied LibreOffice Version:

I should first mention that I accidentally re-assigned CTRL+F to another hotkey, and then tried to reassign it to the original function (find toolbar), but I can't find the entry in the Customization menu. I have also tried to reset the hotkeys to default, but this did not work either.

Please advise! Dearly needed function D:


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First, try Ctrl+Alt+F.

If resetting does not help, try a long way as follows:

  1. Export key shortcuts to a cfg file via the customize dialog (and make a backup copy).
  2. Extract \Configurations2\accelerator\current.xml.
  3. Open and find lines containing "KEY_F". There may be several ones depending on your setup, you need the one without accel:shift.
  4. Replace the line with this one:

    <accel:item accel:code="KEY_F" xlink:href="" accel:mod1="true" accel:mod2="true"/>

or with

<accel:item accel:code="KEY_F" xlink:href="" accel:mod1="true"/>
  1. Repack the xml file.
  2. Import the cfg file.
gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2019-04-12 11:03:28 +0200 )edit

Hi gabix,

Thanks for the awesome walkthrough! I am currently in step 3; however, I only have one entry in my file, and it is as follows:

   <accel:item accel:code="KEY_F" xlink:href=".uno:RepeatSearch" accel:shift="true" accel:mod1="true"/>

Should Step 4 in your instructions be added as a new line underneath the one I included, or replaced?

Also, how should the .xml file be repacked? Have not done that one before.

Thanks again Ryan

avantbored gravatar imageavantbored ( 2019-04-12 17:25:25 +0200 )edit

Yes, try to add the line. Use any archiver available to replace the xml file in the archive with the new version. I simply copy files to an archive using Krusader.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2019-04-12 21:00:03 +0200 )edit

Worked! Though the command is now Ctrl+Alt+F and not Ctrl+F -- something I can adjust to. Thanks!

avantbored gravatar imageavantbored ( 2019-04-12 21:12:26 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-04-12 10:03:14 +0200

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Select Tools>Customize ... from the menu. In the "Customize" dialog box, select the "Keyboard" tab. On the right side of the dialog box, click on the Reset button.

I wish you success!

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