Bug 102384 - When cursor hits another one, it starts changing its position
Summary: When cursor hits another one, it starts changing its position
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Miklos Vajna
Whiteboard: target:5.3.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-23 09:47 UTC by Miklos Vajna
Modified: 2016-09-23 16:21 UTC (History)
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Description Miklos Vajna 2016-09-23 09:47:41 UTC
Steps to reproduce:

1) Open an empty Writer document.

2) Open a second window using Window -> New window. Notice that both cursors are at paragraph 0, character position 0.

3) Start typing in the first window.

Expected behavior: cursor in the second window stays unchanged.

Actual behavior: cursor gets moved with the cursor of the other window.

There are a couple of other elements that don't move when typing at the cursor position (bookmarks, at-character anchored pictures, etc), the cursor of other windows could have the same behavior, I guess.
Comment 1 Commit Notification 2016-09-23 16:19:41 UTC
Miklos Vajna committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#102384 sw: avoid moving cursors of other windows in SwTextNode::Update()

It will be available in 5.3.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.