Bug 106009 - EDITING: A table cell selection will be the final result when crossing the cell border while (trying to) select a single line of text (using the mouse)
Summary: EDITING: A table cell selection will be the final result when crossing the ce...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables-Select
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Reported: 2017-02-14 20:17 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2023-03-10 03:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Example file (9.08 KB, application/odt)
2017-02-14 20:18 UTC, Telesto
How it should work (60.00 KB, video/x-msvideo)
2017-02-14 20:20 UTC, Telesto

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Description Telesto 2017-02-14 20:17:41 UTC
The final result when crossing the table cell border while trying to select a single line of text using the mouse is a table cell selection. The selection can't be corrected in the same session. 

Steps to Reproduce:
Dragging from right to left
1. Open the attached file
2. Select 'GHI' by clicking and holding the left mouse while starting from I to G (and cross the inner cell border (purple line)) ->  both cells get selected
3. While still in the selection process, 'retry' to select only 'GHI'

Version B: dragging from top to bottom
1. Select 'GHI' and 'CCC' by clicking and holding the left mouse and start selecting at 'G' and dragging downwards (trespassing the red line).  
3. While still in the selection process, 'retry' to select only 'GHI'

Actual Results:  
When crossing the inner cell border both cells are selected. That's how it should work. However, it's now impossible to undo the right cell selection and only select 'GHI'

Expected Results:
It should still be possible to only select 'GHI'

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Found in:
Build ID: a296a69c984b17cfbcd249cf6bdc191d08dff2a6
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.19; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-02-06_00:00:55
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: group

and in
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
Comment 1 Telesto 2017-02-14 20:18:00 UTC
Created attachment 131222 [details]
Example file
Comment 2 Telesto 2017-02-14 20:20:05 UTC
Created attachment 131223 [details]
How it should work
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2017-02-19 17:44:06 UTC
This has actually annoyed me for ages, but there is no existing report..
Let's lower priority+severity even further, though.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-03-09 03:42:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2021-03-09 03:43:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2023-03-10 03:26:44 UTC
Dear Telesto,

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