The delete-key doesn't show the "delete contents"-dialog as explained in the help and like it works in OpenOffice. Instead it works like the backspace-key.
Instead the backspace-key works like the delete-key - it shows the "delete contents"-dialog.
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.3.0 - WIN XP DE [OOO330m9 (Build:1 - build 18.104.22.168)]": Backspace Button brings up Delete Button dialog when try to delete cell or cell range.
This change is intentional. If you need the old OOo legacy key bindings, go to Tools - Options - Calc - Compatibility, and set the key binding type to 'OOo legacy'.
The current behaviour is not the one described in Help. Additionally Menu
'Edit -> Delete Contents' shows "Del" as appropriate key
Concerning the workaround: My LibO Beta2 does not have a Submenu 'Compatibility'
So it seems something is incomplete here in my version?
Created attachment 40307 [details]
Shows current Help text
I can live with the current behaviour, but menu hints and Help should be correct. So this might be a Help / UI bug?
(In reply to comment #4)
> Created an attachment (id=40307) [details]
> Shows current Help text
> I can live with the current behaviour, but menu hints and Help should be
> correct. So this might be a Help / UI bug?
Yes, help needs to be updated.
BTW, the delete key behavior was one of the *biggest* show stoppers among *many* users and businesses that we have come across, hence the change.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Concerning the workaround: My LibO Beta2 does not have a Submenu
Ah, yes. That page was added shortly after the source tree was tagged for beta2. Sorry I forgot to mention that. :-P
It should be in the beta3 build.
I'll refer you to the following blog post of mine for more info.
With the config page fixed in beta3 (available shortly), let's keep this bug for the help update - Kohei, can you do that yourself? Otherwise, please point to this on the firstname.lastname@example.org list.
Re-assigning to David. This is a documentation issue.
Fixed in http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/help/commit/?id=cf330b6e18030da5fb0d60c8bc9f9aa6f2bb824e
will ship in 3.4.3, thanks
Apologies for the tardy response. Even though marked resolved, I'll still keep this bug bookmarked in my mail for future action, so as to review the texts provided. Thanks for your work on this.
Korrawit Pruegsanusak committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
fdo#31652: More Delete and Backspace swap for Delete Contents dialog