Bug 126377 - If the table includes many rows, the rows can't be selected when cursor is placed next to the table
Summary: If the table includes many rows, the rows can't be selected when cursor is pl...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 155284 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables-Select
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Reported: 2019-07-13 12:06 UTC by Peter Benedek
Modified: 2023-05-17 08:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Don't roll (163.46 KB, image/gif)
2019-07-13 12:06 UTC, Peter Benedek

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Description Peter Benedek 2019-07-13 12:06:01 UTC
Created attachment 152755 [details]
Don't roll

Tested in Linux Mint 19.1; LibreOffice x.x.x - 6.3.x
Modul: Writer

This is a very old problem.

-- Open new document
-- Table - Insert Table - Rows: 40 (or more) - click Insert
-- Now, try to select with the mouse the rows:
--- Move the mouse pointer the table left side ( the icon changes: -> )
--- Move down the mouse pointer

When you reach the bottom of the screen, the screen doesn't roll.
Comment 1 Dieter 2019-07-13 13:14:57 UTC
I confirm it with

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 2f2f4767089512c34514896bc37823f9310e9dd4
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-07-10_02:13:57
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Related to bug 4797 (can we treat this as a duplicate?)
Comment 2 Dieter 2021-06-06 10:38:34 UTC
Still present in

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 4a9eef7849a75ba91806886ea9c96d114c8d56f9
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19043; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: CL

Additional informations:
Bug is not related to mouse. It is also impossible to select with touchpad => I change bug summary
If you place cursor in a tble cell, you can select as expected.
Comment 3 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2022-12-04 15:59:49 UTC
Still reproducible in:

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: c50cf1883af26daebdfc9d796ced3c20c222f43b
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Already in:

Build ID: 5896ab1714085361c45cf540f76f60673dd96a72
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded

The behaviour is different with columns: selecting off the viewport to the right ends up selecting only the first column.
Comment 4 BrianB 2023-05-15 05:47:15 UTC
Still present in

If i scroll with my mouse wheel, while holding the right button, it will expose more rows until the top most selected row tries to scroll beyond the visible window space. Then it negates the scroll attempt.

If i select the first row with the mouse (black arrow on the left), then hold the Shift key and DownArrow, i can select additional lines successfully all the way to the bottom of the table.

I tried using the down arrow while right click selecting and it did not work.
Comment 5 Roman Kuznetsov 2023-05-17 08:44:43 UTC
*** Bug 155284 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***