Bug 150644 - CALC: Autoinput not working as described in the change notes.
Summary: CALC: Autoinput not working as described in the change notes.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 150633
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2022-08-28 14:22 UTC by ernstfritsch6
Modified: 2022-08-29 01:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description ernstfritsch6 2022-08-28 14:22:42 UTC
I just changed from 7.2.7 to 7.3.5, German version
According to the change notes for 7.3 versions when autoinput has more than one results with the same starting letter, it should now list them and then wait for the input of a character for the position where the multiple choices differ.
Well, for me (in the German version) it doesn't do that.
Where in the old version I simply typed the first character and then hit return to get the first of the list of possible entries (sorted in the order they appeared in the column above), now the cell simply remains empty. 
Pressing the right arrow (which according to the change notes should select the first item from the list that isn't shown anywhere in my case) will also result in an empty cell.
Typing the second character (which in my case will result in only one possible result for autoinput) then fills the cell with that value.
This results in a lot of previously unneeded typing. (and back stepping to an empty cell because old habits (that worked very well in the past) die hard)

Steps to Reproduce:
create a table with the values"ganz gut", "gut", "+ ganz gut", "- ganz gut", "Reserve", "OK", "No"
Go into the next empty cell and type "g"
It should show the choice between "ganz gut" and "gut" but doesn't
Even if I simply am too stupid to see it, pressing the right arrow should chose the first entry from the two starting with a "g" but that doesn't happen either.

Actual Results:
an empty cell

Expected Results:
A cell filled with a value

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
German version of the software
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2022-08-28 15:05:35 UTC
The release notes do not talk of a list appearing. Only a single suggestion.

If you have

ganz gut

the completion will not offer anything after typing 'g' as it can't decide what to offer.

For the example in the release notes


if you type 'A', it offers ABCD, because that is the minimum common string in the column.
Comment 2 ernstfritsch6 2022-08-28 15:48:01 UTC
If that is actually the way it is supposed to work, then I guess I will have to take half a year screaming at the screen and maybe by then getting used to typing more than I used to have to or return to 7.2.7 and never update again.
To me the new way is not an improvement. It makes things worse and more tiresome.
But at least now I know that it actually is supposed to be worse so thanks.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2022-08-29 01:15:52 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 150633 ***