Bug 130425 - Shift+Space and Ctrl+Space don’t work with multiple selections
Summary: Shift+Space and Ctrl+Space don’t work with multiple selections
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Cell-Selection
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Reported: 2020-02-04 12:28 UTC by Frank Brütting
Modified: 2023-05-08 21:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Frank Brütting 2020-02-04 12:28:34 UTC
When you select some cell blocks and press either Shift+Space or Ctrl+Space, this just affects the last selected cell block. Would be really nice if we could select multiple distinct cells from say one column and then highlight all their columns with pressing Shift+Space! That would very much ease reading data out of tables.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select multiple cell blocks (preferrably not of the same column and row).
2. Press either Shift+Space or Ctrl+Space.

Actual Results:
Just the column/row of the last selected cell block is highlighted.

Expected Results:
Columns and rows of all cell blocks should get highlighted.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
Comment 1 ian 2020-02-05 11:53:47 UTC
I have reduced the severity to "Enhancement."
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2020-05-08 18:20:10 UTC
Sounds like an uncontroversial change -> NEW
Comment 3 ady 2023-05-08 21:53:37 UTC
Just in order to simplify the description:

1. New Calc.
2. Click once on cell B2
3. Press [CTRL] and click on D4. Release [CTRL].
4. Press [SHIFT]+[SPACE].

Actual result:
Row 4 is selected.

Desired result (RFE):
Both rows, 2 and 4, are selected.

Equivalent steps would be relevant for columns; in step 4 above just use [CTRL]+[SPACE] instead, and columns B and D are desirably selected.