There needs to be a way to disable "Text Drag'n'Drop" in Writer Configuration.
I find myself constantly accidentally drag'n'dropping the current text selection when I am actually trying to click to change the text selection.
This is a fundamental flaw in "text drag'n'drop". Microsoft Office has an option in it's configuration to disable it completely across all Microsoft Office apps.
I believe there was an option in the LibreOffice Configuration to do this at one time, which I used, but now that option seems to have been removed.
In the OpenOffice Bugzilla there is a bug report of the same problem.
The suggestion might be worth considering.
In the meantime, select with Alt key pressed, and it won't drag'n'drop.
Changed summary in enhancement proposition.
Valid enhancement request. Set to new. That does not mean it will implemented.
Best regards. JBF
This definitely has my vote - accidental drag'n'drop is hugely annoying. Suggestion to use alt is not working - alt-click inside the selection does nothing, outside - creates a new selection without de-selecting the existing one.
*** Bug 118095 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 121226 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
My position in bug 118095 is WFM as drag 'n drop is standard behavior and the workaround is simple (c1). But if there is more agreement on the request I'm not opposing an option.
+1 to this as a feature, many people find drag-and-drop editing unintuitive, which is why it's an option in many word processors to disable it.
@Thomas: If you remove needsUXEval flag you should also remove libreoffice-ux-advice from the CC list (and vice versa of course). But I'd like to keep it for a while boiling here.
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The option in MS Word 2016
Obviously this is an accessibility problem for some users.
Okay, so let's add this option.