Bug 142341 - F4 shortcut for switching between relative and absolute cell references doesn't work in range pickers
Summary: F4 shortcut for switching between relative and absolute cell references doesn...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
6.2.5.2 release
Hardware: All All
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Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators Function-Wizard
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Reported: 2021-05-18 03:24 UTC by Stéphane Guillou (stragu)
Modified: 2022-12-01 17:04 UTC (History)
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Description Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2021-05-18 03:24:34 UTC
Description:
When picking a cell reference (aka "coordinate") in a range picker, like the one used in the Function Wizard or the chart's Data Range dialogue, it is not possible to use the F4 shortcut to circle through the different combinations of relative and absolute cell references.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new Calc sheet
2. Add "1" in cell A1
3. Click in cell B1
4. Click the Function Wizard button
5. Double-click on the first function "ABS"
6. Click on cell A1 to fill the "Number" field with its reference
7. Press the key F4 to try and cycle through absolute and relative options

Actual Results:
The F4 shortcut does not work in this dialogue. It doesn't work either when using the "shrinked" data range picker (by clicking the button to the right of the field), or using the range picker in the Chart dialogue (Data Range tab).

Expected Results:
The shortcut works both when editing the formula in the cell or when using a data range picker.


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Note that I don't know if this used to work or not before branch 7.0. I just know that the shortcut does work in Microsoft Office Excel when using a range dialogue.

Tested in versions:

Version: 7.0.4.2
Build ID: 00(Build:2)
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.0.4_rc2-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
Calc: threaded

Version: 7.1.3.2 / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 47f78053abe362b9384784d31a6e56f8511eb1c1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Version: 7.2.0.0.alpha0+ / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 6b09276d157abada74e1a4989700139167207778
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2021-05-14_04:32:30
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2021-05-30 19:41:12 UTC
confirm in

Version: 7.2.0.0.alpha1+ (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 08e99279226206db8ce83cdebc4cf2994739e90b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 2 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2021-07-08 06:16:33 UTC
This was not possible in LO 6.2.5 either.

Version: 6.2.5.2
Build ID: 1ec314fa52f458adc18c4f025c545a4e8b22c159
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 3 Olivier Hallot 2022-11-23 22:58:37 UTC
*Not* confirmed in Windows 10 with 

Version: 7.4.2.3 (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 382eef1f22670f7f4118c8c2dd222ec7ad009daf
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: pt-BR (pt_BR); UI: pt-BR
Calc: CL

Step to confirm

Place formula in B1: "=a1", and cycle with F4.

I get: A1, $A1, A$1, and $A$1.
Comment 4 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2022-12-01 17:04:47 UTC
Olivier, this report is about range pickers, not formula editing straight into cells (e.g. in the formula wizard or in the chart data range dialog).