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James E. Lang wrote:
I am not a user of Base but I am a frequent user of Calc. Shortcut
changes are extremely disruptive for users. My least favorite (most
detested!!) such change occurred in version 4.4 of Calc when Alt+E,I
was assigned to a brand new menu item in place of "Fill."

That one has caught me out a few times in Calc; I've even lost work because of it a few times. Alt+E, I, D used to fill down. Now it reopens the file in read-only edit mode, without saving changes (it does prompt, but the final D selects "Don't Save") Yes, I know there's also Ctrl+D to fill down, but for some reason I'm used to Alt+E, I, D and automatically type that.

If they wanted to use Alt+E, I for Edit Mode, I don't really see why it couldn't have been done the same as in other menus where several options share the same letter. e.g. in Calc Alt+I brings up the insert menu, then H selects between "Hyperlink" and "Headers and Footers" and you have to press Enter on the one you want.

For what it's worth, the problem of changing shortcuts is not unique to LibreOffice. In MS Outlook 2003, Ctrl+S saved a draft of an email, while in Outlook 2007 Ctrl+S sent it without any further confirmation. Fortunately I never accidentally sent anything more embarrassing than a half-finished response as a result (at least, I don't think I did...)


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