Bug 36072 - [EDITING] Shift+PgDwn/Up doesn't select text
Summary: [EDITING] Shift+PgDwn/Up doesn't select text
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.2 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: easyHack
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Reported: 2011-04-08 02:33 UTC by Leopoldo Saggin
Modified: 2015-12-18 09:59 UTC (History)
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Description Leopoldo Saggin 2011-04-08 02:33:05 UTC
I don't know if it is a bug or not.
Anyway, most of the other Word processors allow to select text by pressing "Shift" key and, while keeping it pressed, using PgUp/PgDn buttons to select text faster than doing the same operation by using "arrow up/down" keys.
With LibreOffice 3.3.x, but also in OpenOffice (if I remember correctly) this is not possible because the selection is lost after the second or third pressing on PgUp/Down key.

Leopoldo Saggin aka Topoldo
Comment 1 Kevin 2011-05-06 16:52:17 UTC
Confirmed behavior 

 LibreOffice 3.3.0 
 OOO330m19 (Build:6)
 tag libreoffice-

 Windows XP 32-bit

However, there's more to this bug...

If you fill a couple of pages of text in Writer, start with the cursor way at the top (but on the second line).  If you press SHIFT+PGDOWN , it'll select a page of text to the visible down part.  Hit PGDOWN again, and it moves to the next page.  hit PGUP twice, and of EXPECTED BEHAVIOR is select up to first position.  Actual behavior is selection is lost.

In addition, there is highlighting of text that "looks like" it's selected, but isn't.  It is also not aligned with the actual text.

BUG #2

With the same multipage text, start mid-way through the first screen.  SHIFT+PGUP does NOT work.  However, if you do SHIFT+PGDOWN , then SHIFT+PGUP , you'll get some selection (which is mis-aligned with the text).  

Do SHIFT+PGUP again and the selection is as-expected as if you didn't do the down, then up procedure (residual highlighting is still off.

Would this still be considered an "easy hack"?
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:02:33 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:

more detail on this bulk operation: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/RFC-Operation-Spamzilla-tp3607474p3607474.html
Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:57:21 UTC
An EasyHack should have been checked by developers and thus is confirmed regardless of age. Moving back to NEW from NEEDINFO again. Sorry for the hassle.
Comment 4 Florian Reisinger 2012-05-18 09:43:48 UTC
Deleted "Easyhack" from summary.
Comment 5 Andrzej Hunt 2013-07-26 18:30:08 UTC
I'm unable to reproduce this bug on 4.0 (openSuse 12.2). I'm assuming it was fixed accidentally. Could you please verify this?
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-18 09:59:51 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (EasyHack)