Bug 42261 - display of selected cells incorrect after inserting row/column above/left of selection
Summary: display of selected cells incorrect after inserting row/column above/left of ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.3 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 59377 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Cell-Selection
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Reported: 2011-10-26 00:50 UTC by Winfried Donkers
Modified: 2023-04-06 21:42 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Winfried Donkers 2011-10-26 00:50:09 UTC
-select cell(s) and copy to clipboard
-go to any row above selected cell(s) and insert row
-the highlighted area (blinking dashed border) now is one row too high, i.e. no longer shows the selected cell(s)
(the clipboard still has the correct data)

Same principle when inserting columns left of selected cell(s).

Probleem occurs with Windows and with Linux
Comment 1 Winfried Donkers 2011-10-26 01:26:50 UTC
Also occurs with version 3.5 (sources of 24 October 2011)
Comment 2 Winfried Donkers 2012-01-02 23:01:42 UTC
The bug also occurs when dragging selected rows/columns and using the shortcut
key Alt to move them.
version 3.4.4 on Windows XP, as well as master on openSUSE 12.1 

The behaviour seems related to bug 37987 and bug 44383.
Comment 3 A (Andy) 2013-01-02 19:12:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Winfried Donkers 2013-01-03 06:46:39 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> not reproducible with LO (Win7 Home, 64bit)
> Maybe this was in the meantime already solved?  If yes, then this bug can be
> marked as resolved.

Still Reproducible with version (WinXP).

@A: Could you realyy not reproduce the problem?
1. open a new calc document
2. enter "test" in cell B4
3. goto cell B4 and copy (Ctrl C)
4. goto cell B3; cell B4 is marked with a dashed line to show the copied cell
5. insert new row
6. the cell with "test" is now in B5, as expected; the dashed line is still around B4, which is not as expected; one would expect it to be around cell B5.
Comment 5 A (Andy) 2013-02-23 16:47:56 UTC
Thank you very much for your further clarification and sorry for the delayed reply.  I have tested it once more and the issue with the dashed line is now for me reproducible with LO (Win7 Home, 64bit).  But if I choose INSERT then the word "test" will be inserted correctly.
Comment 6 Winfried Donkers 2013-02-25 06:58:15 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> But if I choose INSERT then the word "test" will be inserted correctly.

Thank you for your feed back.
Yes, everything functions as expected, but the view is confusing/incorrect.
If you paste a second time, "test" is pasted (functionally correct), but the user sees the dashed lines around B4 which _do_ _not_ indicate the content of the clipboard.
That (indicating the wrong clipboard content) is the incorrect 'behaviour'.

It is not a critical bug, but one which is at least confusing, and to me annoying.
Comment 7 A (Andy) 2015-02-13 11:45:22 UTC
Reproducible with LO, Win 8.1
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:37:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Winfried Donkers 2016-02-22 08:56:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:43:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Winfried Donkers 2017-03-07 11:10:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Thomas Lendo 2017-03-25 10:57:39 UTC
*** Bug 59377 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2018-07-16 02:42:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 Winfried Donkers 2018-07-16 05:47:21 UTC
Reproducible with version (Windows10) (no Linux machine available atm).
Comment 15 QA Administrators 2019-07-17 02:49:00 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 16 m_a_riosv 2021-05-14 00:00:03 UTC
If I'm testing right still Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 5d7251c7121cee8885fa9f2387c4a0625dd4ecee
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 21376; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: es-ES (es_ES); UI: en-US Calc: CL
Comment 17 m_a_riosv 2023-04-06 21:42:26 UTC
Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: d408e940630d131ab886a1d4619671fa0299c03e
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: es-ES (es_ES); UI: en-US Calc: CL threaded Jumbo