Bug 119970 - The auto-save feature jumps the page.
Summary: The auto-save feature jumps the page.
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
5.1 all versions
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: AutoSave-AutoRecovery-Backup
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Reported: 2018-09-19 02:36 UTC by keith.grubaugh
Modified: 2019-05-08 20:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description keith.grubaugh 2018-09-19 02:36:33 UTC
This is may be a bug or it may be something that was programmed on purpose, but either way it's the most annoying problem I face. It is the only problem I have with this software. In Writer (the only one I use) I write novels, and sometimes I scroll back to a previous page, looking for something. But when the program auto-saves, it jumps back to where the cursor is. I lose the place I was looking for and have to find it again. This is beyond frustrating (especially when you have 200+ pages of work). Is there a way to add a switch so that this feature is optional? I would much appreciate it if it didn't jump around every three minutes because it makes it that much more difficult to do my work.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure auto-save is on.
2. Have multiple pages in a document.
3. Put cursor on any page other than the one you're on.

Actual Results:
The page jumps to wherever the cursor is upon auto-save.

Expected Results:
It should stay wherever you are, regardless of where the cursor is.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 raal 2018-09-19 07:40:26 UTC
Hello, similar to bug 119702. Please test with new version.

or http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2019-03-21 11:11:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2019-05-08 20:49:27 UTC
Dear keith.grubaugh,

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