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keyboard shortcuts on Libreoffice 4.1 won't act when I change the language [closed]

asked 2013-10-22 21:37:49 +0200

Odysseus gravatar image

updated 2015-08-27 13:20:52 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am an Iranian journalist who use Ubuntu 13.10 and after upgrade my OS, I've found that libreoffice's keyboard shortcuts won't work when I change keyboard layout to "Persian". for example when i press Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V etc. nothing happens. Any idea plz?

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answered 2013-11-14 19:08:27 +0200

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So - known a LONG time, but still not fixed. Is there a reason? Sometimes even an explanation helps the patience levels. :) Thanks!

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-11-14 21:04:02 +0200 )edit

A read through the bug indicates it is largely related to Gnome 3 (although one poor soul on MacOS reports the same). The dire recent history of Gnome 3 could be at the root of the delay i.e., the change from v2 -> v3 made a lot of people unhappy. It could also be that updating the packages libreoffice-gtk and libreoffice-gnome requires a lot of work, due the extensive changes from Gnome v2 -> v3.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-11-14 23:25:05 +0200 )edit

@oweng - thanks - and just to be clear, this isn't a bug I suffer from (thankfully!). I just checked in fact (on this machine, Mint 13 LTS + LibO following the reproduce-bug-steps from the Bugzilla reports, and everything worked perfectly. Feel bad for those afflicted by this one, though.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-11-15 00:27:23 +0200 )edit
manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-11-28 23:41:11 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-03-05 23:38:10 +0200

After months of switching layouts and banging my head against this bug, I thought I should check LibreOffice settings (I'm using now). What figures? I did find something. And in just a few clicks.

This is not a bug! It's simply a matter of configuration.

For the regular keyboard shortcuts (like Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, etc.) to remain operational in LibreOffice applications while using a non-latin keyboard layout (like Greek or Russian), go to Tools -> Options -> Language Settings -> Languages, check the Ignore system input language option, save, and Bob's your uncle.

Hope this helps.


PS Technically, though, shortcuts still remain language-dependent. This means if you enable this option, you will have to set your document languages manually.

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Didn't work for me, unfortunately :(

Nicolas Ivanov gravatar imageNicolas Ivanov ( 2014-05-12 10:01:36 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-10-23 00:48:39 +0200

oweng gravatar image

Does changing the Locale setting (Tools > Options... > Language Settings > Languages) help? There is also the option under Tools > Customize... > Keyboard tab > for loading and saving keyboard layouts. I am not certain to what extent this latter facility relates to the operating system keyboard setting.

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answered 2014-05-12 10:13:17 +0200

Try downloading LibreOffice 4.2.4 from the official site:

It fixed the problem for me in Ubuntu 13.10

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