Bug 140000 - "Correct accidental use for cAPS LOCK key" in Autocorrect options needs documentation
Summary: "Correct accidental use for cAPS LOCK key" in Autocorrect options needs docum...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: sdc.blanco
Whiteboard: target:7.2.0
Depends on:
Blocks: HelpGaps-NewFeatures
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Reported: 2021-01-29 15:29 UTC by sdc.blanco
Modified: 2022-01-11 10:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description sdc.blanco 2021-01-29 15:29:16 UTC
According to bug 46383, comment 6

I enable CapsLock on keyboard and type aSDF. When I press space, CapsLock disables automatically and aSDF transforms to Asdf.

1. In Tools > AutoCorrect > AutoCorrect Options - Options tab,
disable all [M] options and [T] options, except for 
"Correct accidental use for cAPS LOCK key"

2.  Make sure "While Typing" is enabled in Tools > AutoCorrect > While Typing

3. Enable CAPS LOCK.

4. Use Default Paragraph Style (for safety's sake)

5. Enter: aSDF space   (That is, press Shift key and enter a, then release Shift key and enter "sdf" and then space).

Actual result:  Nothing happens.
Expected result:  as described above.  

Possibly a regression.

Tested with:

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 86c8c775bbefe333d684e12c99855a3c1de68051
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19041; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_DK); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Not documented in localhelp (and has survived for at least 9 years with no bug report about that).


Comment 1 sdc.blanco 2021-02-02 02:42:39 UTC
Works in Calc

1. Enable CapsLock 
2. Select a cell in Calc
3. type aSDF. (press Shift key and enter a, then release Shift key and enter "sdf" and then space)

Result:  CapsLock is disabled, aSDF transforms to Asdf.

Works in Draw and Impress
1. enable CapsLock
2. Make a textbox and type aSDF.

But does not work (afaict) in Writer.

Maybe first appeared in LO 3.4.

Comment 2 sdc.blanco 2021-02-02 13:55:13 UTC
Works in Writer.  (used Safe Mode to reset my settings and user interface modifications to factory settings -- after which no problem).

Will convert this to a Documentation bug.
Comment 3 Commit Notification 2021-02-03 06:55:59 UTC
Seth Chaiklin committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#140000 add missing option to AutoCorrect Options
Comment 4 Sarai Gorczany 2022-01-11 10:02:29 UTC
Thanks for reporting this issue.
Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice
from https://krunkerio.io ?
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.