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On 08/13/2014 09:00 PM, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
(2014/08/13 23:26), Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
It's not clear which DE is being used in Mint.
It is Mint 17 Cinnamon.
(File) Tools / Customise - Keyboard tab, will let you look at all the
I tried that ...
And the "customize" function DOES NOT work. I tried that already.
For example, LibreOffice comes with a lot of presets. One is "Navigator", that is assigned to F5 under Windows and Ubuntu.
Clicking on the ICON WILL call up the Navigator.
But ... the key = F5 does not. It shows brightness adjustment on my Dell Inspiron 1545. NExt I also tried: Delete the key assignment -> reassign to F5 "Navigator".
No response.
And that goes for all the other keys I tried too.

Yet, I am using LibreOffice for work every day. Having thrown this kind of wrench into my engine is not really acceptable,
although I like Mint much better than Ubuntu.

Linux Mint with MATE seems to work better than Mint with Cinnamon - in my opinion. Ubuntu can have MATE [1.8?] installed as well, but it is getting harder to install onto Ubuntu 14.04, than it was for 13.xx. I run Mint 16 with MATE. I could have run Ubuntu and added MATE, but it is much easier to use Mint with MATE as its default desktop environment.

AS for the F5 key on my non-brand desktop running Mint 16 with MATE, pressing it does give my the Navigator.

Your Dell is a laptop? I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. Does it have on the keyboard the symbol/icon showing that that function key is used for brightness control - .i.e. [FN}[F5] with give you that brightness control?

To me it seems that Dell hardwired the mapping of that function key and it is showing through to LibreOffice function key options. So it may be the hardware trying to keep control of that function key and not a LibreOffice issue. Cinnamon may have the problem with Dell's control of the function keys. For me, F6 and F10 are grayed out so I cannot modify them..

keyboard shortcuts and change them.

The ".config/libreoffice" hidden folder is where such things are saved.
I do not know which config file stores the keyboard commands you use to

I tried to find that file (even though I would not know what to do with it ...) -> the computer says there is not such file. Could there maybe a trick like copying such a configuration file from "somewhere" in Windows or Ubunto to somewhere in Mint??

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