Both in the "Search" line and in the "Replace" line, pressing the ALT key highlights the text already contained in the line (for overwriting). As a consequence, it is impossible to type an expression containing a character (in non-first position) involving the ALT key.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. CTRL-ALT f
2. Type A[ in the search line or in the replace line.
Pressing the ALT key should not highlight the content of the dialog box lines.
User Profile Reset: No
While one keeps the ALT key pressed, one can go on typing ALT characters. Once one releases it and presses it again, one cannot add anything, for the above-mentioned reason.
I seem to remember that this is an old bug; I think I have seen it in v. 5.0.
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0
Sorry for my mistake: The correct description of the bug refers to the ALT-Gr key, not the ALT key.
Again, the example I gave ('[') presupposes a German keyboard layout. To reproduce the bug with an English keyboard, substitute '[' in my example 'A[' by any character involving the ALT-Gr key.
Not reproducible for me.
Version: 22.214.171.124.alpha1 (x64)
Build ID: c1d1f859b268f650143d48f294999cda0fa57350
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default;
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: group
Version: 126.96.36.199 (x64)
CPU-Threads: 4; Betriebssystem:Windows 6.19; UI-Render: Standard;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: group
What version of LO do you use? Can you try it with an actual version of LO 5.4 or 188.8.131.52? I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version.
As you may have seen from my bug description, I did use LO v. 184.108.40.206 on Ubuntu 16.04. There the bug is reliably reproducible all the time. Sorry I do not pretend to be an alpha tester.
However, I can confirm that the bug is absent from the Windows version of LO.
Works for me. I also tried GTK3 plugin. Finnish keyb layout.
What if you test other layouts?
Set to NEEDINFO.
Change back to UNCONFIRMED after you have provided the information.
Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: 5.4.2-2
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: kde4;
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
I've just tested LO 220.127.116.11 on Kubuntu 14.04. The bug does not appear.
I meant testing other keyboard layouts with your Ubuntu 16.04, LibO 5.4.
I just tried it on LO 18.104.22.168 as shipped with Ubuntu 17.10.
The bug does not occur.
It appears that we are faced with a failure of cooperation between LO and the Unity desktop.
I switched the keyboard layout to English, so that  do not require the ALT-Gr key, but this key is still available for other characters. Same result: pressing the ALT-Gr key marks the entire text already contained in the Search field of the dialogue box.
Hello Christian Lehmann,
Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice
from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ?
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to
'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version.
Resolved in 22.214.171.124.
Thanks for retesting with the latest version.
Setting to RESOLVED WORKSFORME as the commit fixing this issue hasn't been identified.
I am awfully sorry. I yesterday tested the behavior of the 'Find&Replace' dialogue at a moment where OpenGL was enabled. At that moment, the reported problem did not exist, so I thought it was solved. However, OpenGL does not work in my installation, so I had to disable it again. And now the problem of the Alt and AltGr keys reappears:
1) In Wirter, press either CTRL-h or CTRL-f.
2) Type anything.
3) Press either Alt or Alt-Gr key.
4) The text entered before is highlighted, so it will disappear once you hit the next key.
I can't confirm it with
Version: 126.96.36.199.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: ffa5b8a82eab18041bbee4d6914892b82c7801d3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win;
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-12-19_03:24:54
Locale: en-US (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
OpenGL is diabled
The same happens to me in some HTML forms which require me to fill in the field 'email address'. At the point where I press Alt-Gr to type '@', the entire text entered up to then is highlighted and disappears upon completing '@'.
It could be a problem of the OS (I have Ubuntu) or of some routine used by both Linux LibreOffice and those HTML forms.
I can not reproduce the bug in
Build ID: 6.2.2-4
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.0; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
Locale: it-IT (en_GB.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-GB
The bug is not present in
KDE Plasma Version 5.44.0
As I remarked earlier, it may have been a problem of (interaction with) the Unity desktop.
If and when I stumble again over the bug, I will report.
Ok, let's close for now.