This is similar, but I think a different request than #132031, and perhaps should be classed as a bug
I often work with very large spreadsheets and perform repeated F/R operations. I have frequently been brought to a halt and sometimes have to restart LibreOffice (and lose some amount of recent work) when the current selection box changes to unchecked and I don't spot it. This happens most noticeably (only?) after reverting a change that didn't give me the desired results. The box will change to unchecked even if the same column or row is still selected. If one is doing a F/R operation, the result might be adding a specific string to every single cell in a 4 million cell sheet, which tends to bring my computer to a halt, and doubly so if I attempt to undo the operation. Having the box state persistent -- at least after a reversion -- would make using F/R much safer.
Keywords: EDITING, UI
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select cells for F/R
2. Open F/R dialogue
3. Perform F/R dialogue, check 'current selection" box and make changes
4. Revert changes
5. Repeat F/R -- same cells are highlighted, but current selection box changes to unchecked
6. Calc locks (and sometimes computer, depending on how many resources are required)
7. When F/R finally completes, revert changes
8. Calc locks (and sometimes computer, depending on how many resources are required)
Current selection box flips to unchecked and data is changed across entire spreadsheet
Current selection box stays selected and only selected cells are affected by F/R
User Profile Reset: No
The same issue is present for both F/R and Find All, but obviously, without the same consequences to the data; Calc does, however, get stuck in the same way. This has been an issue for as long as I've been using Calc
FWIW: : the performance of F&R is under investigation: bug 126109
And doubly so if I attempt to undo the operation -> which version of LibreOffice do you use.. or is this a long standing issue? If so, please create an additional bug report.. Performance flaws are bugs too ;-)
The checkbox status depends on whether you have a selection or not. So if A1:A4 is selected and you undo the replacement it will still be A1:A4. If you select A5:A8, the checkbox will remain checked. It goes off when you click a single cell or a column header (not in case of rows).
I don't see how we can change this as the behavior is needed.
No further input so I'll resolve the ticket as WONTFIX.