Since LibreOffice 4.2, input fields can be edited in-place. This means, clicking of an input field no longer opens the 'edit field' dialog, but selects the field. Typing text will then change the field content without needing a dialog.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open new Writer document
2. Enter a new input field. Click Insert, then enter a value for the field. Click OK.
3. Left-Click on the input field.
The field content is selected.
a) Typing some text will replace the selection.
b) Inserting another input field will replace the current input field with the new one.
Clicking on an input field should trigger the "edit field" dialog.
User Profile Reset: No
This change was intentional via "#i33737# enable in-place editing of Input Fields" (branch aoo/trunk). Before that change (4.1.6 -> 4.2), clicking on an input field triggered the "edit field" dialog where a new value could be entered.
Should the behavior at least be configurable (for someone who wants to keep the old behavior)?
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/57.0.2987.110 Safari/537.36
So why is double-clicking not enough for you?
I can confirm this bug with LO 188.8.131.52 on debian jessie.
It is a regression regarding usability and therefore should be fixed.
You have failed to explain why it is a regression against usability and why double-clicking is not enough. Engaging UX team.
that's not a bug, that's a feature.
users have complained about the ridiculous old input field for years.
you can get the input field dialog by double-clicking on it,
or by right clicking and selecting "Fields..." from the context menu.
So just 38min after I confirmed this bug and you closed it as NOTABUG and stopped further discussions about it forever.
> that's not a bug, that's a feature.
> users have complained about the ridiculous old input field for years.
So now some users complain because they are used to the ridiculous old input field and the new behaviour is change for the worse for them  You can't make everyone happy.
So how about restoring the old behaviour and hiding it behind some, dunno, 'EnableLegacyFieldEditing' expert config option?
 maybe they are simply reluctant to learn new things
The in-place field editing  is functional.
The double click, or context menu, to open "Edit Fields" dialog is correct and consistent behavior and has been present since 4.2 as noted, picked up from AOO work .
Unfortunately it probably is not the correct dialog as the Edit Fields dialog does not actually allow editing of the field content .
We have bug 79877 (and better discussion in dupe bug 75319) to rather than the "Edit Fields" dialog use the Field input dialog for proforma entry--as used to be connected to the .uno:UpdateInputFields and assigned the F9_SHIFT_F1 short cut, but that remains non functional for sequential editing of templated forms.
Setting this as duplicate of tdf#79877
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 79877 ***