Bug 37210 - UI: Calc usability improvement: Merge cells on right mouse click
Summary: UI: Calc usability improvement: Merge cells on right mouse click
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.0 Beta5
Hardware: Other All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Greggory Hernandez
Whiteboard: target:3.6.0
Keywords: needsDevEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Calc-UX Calc-Merge-Split
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Reported: 2011-05-14 12:42 UTC by gleppert
Modified: 2017-06-03 20:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Fix for this bug (611 bytes, patch)
2012-02-21 21:57 UTC, Greggory Hernandez

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Description gleppert 2011-05-14 12:42:13 UTC
Usability problem: No "merge cells" on right mouse click in Calc

Using OpenCalc, I tried to merge two (or more) cells. I expected this
functionality to be available in the context menu after performing a right
mouse click. This is the way, how it is handled in the table tool of Writer,
but also Excel. This would be a very handy addition.

Currently, this functionality is only available via "Format"-"Merge Cells".

Thank you!

Related OOo bugzilla entry: https://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=102938
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:07:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 gleppert 2012-02-07 05:42:40 UTC
Enhancement request is still valid for LibreOffice 3.5.
Set report from "NeedInfo" back to "New" again.
Comment 3 gleppert 2012-02-07 05:44:29 UTC
This could be an easy hack. Can any developer confirm that this is an easy hack?
Comment 4 Greggory Hernandez 2012-02-21 21:57:49 UTC
Created attachment 57433 [details]
Fix for this bug

Is the positioning in the context menu and the location of the ~ appropriate?
Comment 5 Not Assigned 2012-02-22 06:16:16 UTC
Greggory Hernandez committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


fdo#37210 - UI: Calc usability improvement: Merge cells on right mouse click
Comment 6 gleppert 2012-04-08 10:57:18 UTC
@Greggory: Thanks a lot! Since this is bug entry has a patch and is marked for target 3.6.0 I add it to the wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/3.6

Please correct me, in case the patch does not go into 3.6
Comment 7 Jaise James 2012-04-27 06:11:20 UTC
Will it possible to do unmerge for the merged cell in right click menu.
Comment 8 Michael Meeks 2012-05-08 13:54:34 UTC
marking closed :-) the unmerge is not present, but would indeed be nice - left as an exercise for the next easy-hacker :-)
Comment 9 gleppert 2012-05-09 12:35:39 UTC
On Michael's suggestion, I opened a new bug 49704 based on the idea to unmerge cells on right mouse click. 

Could you please also mark that bug a EasyHack? Thanks.
Comment 10 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-18 10:02:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)