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Calc: Change keyboard shortcut for "Optimizes the column width or row height based on the current cell."

asked 2016-10-19 16:32:53 +0200

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updated 2016-10-19 16:33:51 +0200

On MacOS, these keyboard shortcuts normally selects the word next to the cursor:

Shift + Alt + ArrowLeft or ArrowRight

However, in LibreOffice (and OpenOffice) these shortcuts are instead used for "Optimize the column width or row height based on the current cell.", according to these docs: https://help.libreoffice.org/Calc/Sho...

I want to change these keyboard shortcuts, because they are breaking against normal macOS behavior, and I use them all the time to edit words.

I've looked in the Menu > Tools > Customize > Keyboard tab, and while I can find the keyboard commands there, they don't seem to be assigned to anything.

How can I change these keyboards, or get rid of this functionality?

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I confirmed the same in Windows 8.1, LibreOffice 5.2.2.2 64 bit. Hot key settings for Shift-Alt-ArrowLeft and ArrowRight are blank. I tried to change them to select left and select right but they still change the column width.

mark_t gravatar imagemark_t ( 2016-10-19 18:55:10 +0200 )edit

I found that CMD + Arrows actually goes to the next/previous word.

In normal MacOS behaviour, this keyboard shortcut goes to the beginning/end of the line.

Winterflags gravatar imageWinterflags ( 2016-10-19 20:32:55 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-10-01 09:29:28 +0200

I have the same issue: I would like option (alt)+arrow to move to the previous/next word.

In Tools > Customize > Keyboard tab, I can find the lines for "option (alt)+left arrow" and "option (alt)+right arrow" but there is no way, at least I was able to find, to associate "previous word" or "next word". Is this possible?

I am so used to that behaviour I end up always changing column width: this makes me "unhappy".

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