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Re-assign Ctrl-+ Ctrl-- as zoom-in/zoom-out shortcut globally

asked 2015-09-02 14:32:59 +0100

Ole Tange gravatar image

updated 2015-09-03 13:27:24 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am so used to using CTRL-+ and CTRL-- as zoom-in/zoom-out that it really annoys me when an application does not use these shortcuts. LibreOffice is one that does not.

How can I globally re-assign CTRL-+ and CTRL-- as zoom-in/zoom-out?

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ctrl + mouse pad up/down is the default to do this. I know that this is not an answer to your question, but knowing this satisfied me when I had this same issue :)

lincolnfrias gravatar imagelincolnfrias ( 2016-10-31 17:00:00 +0100 )edit

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answered 2015-09-02 21:12:31 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

updated 2015-09-03 13:30:55 +0100

In LO-4.4.4 + LO-5.0.0 you can assign those functions to those keys via the Customise dialog. One of the LO apps needs to be open before you take the steps below:

Step by Step:

  • (menu):ToolsCustomiseKeyboard tab

In Shortcut Keys:-

  • select Ctrl++ (by default assigned to 'Calculate')
  • press Delete button to remove default assignment

In Functions:-

  • select CategoryView
  • select FunctionZoom In
  • press LibreOffice option-button to apply to all of LO
    (else press Writer, or whichever App is open)
  • press Modify button to apply the Function to the Key
  • press OK to apply the shortcut
  • repeat whole sequence for Zoom Out

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔)

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Does not work in Localc/Lowriter

Ole Tange gravatar imageOle Tange ( 2015-09-02 22:00:45 +0100 )edit

Try giving a little more info; it encourage others to want to help you.

As you gave your LO version I added some extra info at the top of my reply.

Alex Kemp gravatar imageAlex Kemp ( 2015-09-03 13:34:17 +0100 )edit

I upgraded to It still does not work. I can set the keys, but nothing happens after I press OK, and press CTRL-+ or CTRL--. I had expected the Zoom percentage in the lower right corner to change, just like it does if I do CTRL-scrollwheel.

Ole Tange gravatar imageOle Tange ( 2015-11-24 17:48:34 +0100 )edit

answered 2018-09-16 19:59:25 +0100

BerenErchamion gravatar image

updated 2018-09-17 18:37:38 +0100

the aparent bug is still going in 6.0.5!. found some information about this. there is a bugzilla thread: wich states that that the shortcuts you can assing in Tools-customize-keyboard dialog correspond to the preview mode. Browsing the options at Writer: Tools-Cusomize-keyboard-Category=view there are many possibly related Functions. 100%,150%,200%,50%,75%,Optimal,Zoom, Zoom In, Zoom Next, and others. One of the 'Zoom' options acutally opens a zoom dialog that makes it possible to select a zoom level pressing a second shortcut. a shortcut at PageWidth also works. Its not the solution, but this workaround makes the thing workable

EDIT , the day after. in Libreoffice Draw, the following works: + zooms in - zooms out Num * zoom to fit entire page Num/ zooms to selected object.

to make this work in writer and calc would be of great help. maybe combining the keys with ctrl or super.

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answered 2017-08-15 19:23:09 +0100

AnthonyC gravatar image

This is still broken in

The shortcut can be modifed but they don't take effect (tried restart application).

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answered 2017-08-15 21:31:56 +0100

Mike Kaganski gravatar image

This is bug 45705. This is not possible now for Calc or Writer (except for Print preview mode).

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