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Libreoffice hotkeys (Alt + ) do not work - lo-menubar NOT installed - Fresh install of 12.10

Reported by Lance Eck on 2012-10-22
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This bug affects 36 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Having problem with Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal quetzal) on fresh install of LibreOffice 3.6.2 RC2 (from Ubuntu install) WITHOUT lo-menubar. Using Unity.

To reproduce: open any of Calc, Writer, Base, Draw, Impress, keyboard shortcuts do not work.

Also, after some time working in a file, main entries work but sub entries are unavailable ("greyed-out"). Only confirmed on Writer at this time.

lance@supergrover:~$ uname -a
Linux supergrover 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

lance@supergrover:~$ dpkg-query --list libreoffice
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-===========================-==================-==================-===========================================================
ii libreoffice 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubunt amd64 office productivity suite (metapackage)

lance@supergrover:~$ dpkg-query --list lo-menubar
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-===========================-==================-==================-===========================================================
un lo-menubar <none> (no description available)

lance@supergrover:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10

lance@supergrover:~$ which libreoffice
/usr/bin/libreoffice

lance@supergrover:~$ apt-cache policy libreoffice
libreoffice:
  Installed: 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
lance@supergrover:~$

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: libreoffice 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Oct 22 12:44:19 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
SourcePackage: libreoffice
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Lance Eck (lance.eck) wrote :
Lance Eck (lance.eck) wrote :

See also https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1064962 for same/similar bug with files opened by external source (i.e. from Nautilus, etc.).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Liam Proven (lproven) wrote :

This is still a problem in Quantal and Raring.

It is more of an issue than ever with Raring because there is no libreoffice-gtk package to remove.

Some other workaround is urgently needed!

El Samuels (wesamuels) wrote :

I echo the need to fix this issue. Not using Unity (instead Synapse in U, Rnu in K), I accss the menu through alt+hotkey for nearly every command. Not having (non-Unity) keyboard access to the menus is a severe detraction for me.

matthew studley (matt-studley) wrote :

I just upgraded from 12.04. I'm crippled without keyboard shortcuts in LibreOffice! Not a happy bunny!!

Carl Rummel (carl-rummel) wrote :

I am literally stunned and disheartened over this defect. I have a spreadsheet with urgent updates needed, and I'm unable to whip my way through it using hotkey commands. This is a big deal!

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