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Bug 45191 - Add option for message "Protected Cells Cannot be Modified" also for Delete key (as for Backspace)
Summary: Add option for message "Protected Cells Cannot be Modified" also for Delete k...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: All All
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords:
: 43087 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Cell-Sheet-Protection Cell-Add-Delete
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Reported: 2012-01-24 10:13 UTC by Rupert Parsons
Modified: 2019-04-08 12:00 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Rupert Parsons 2012-01-24 10:13:35 UTC
Problem description: 

When trying to erase a protected cell no warning message is displayed: Protected cells cannot be modified" 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Enter a value in a spreadsheet cell
2. Make sure the spreadsheet cell is protected
3. Protect the worksheet
4. Select the spreadheet cell containing the value
5. Attempt to erase the value using the your keyboard "delete" button

Current behavior:

No warning message is displayed that protected cells cannot be modified. (Note that if you attempt to overwrite the cell value a warning message is displayed)

Expected behavior:

A warning message should be displayed if the user attempts to delete contents of a protected cell.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
              
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-11 01:18:08 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
It is done intendedly that Del produces no messages. Use Backspace if messages needed.
Use Tools->Customize to change this assignment
Comment 2 Rupert Parsons 2012-05-12 09:54:45 UTC
Many thanks for your message. Although not a bug I think the default behaviour of LibreOffice should be changed show a message when a user tries to delete a protected cell. It makes it clear to the user that the cell is protected.(In reply to comment #1)
> Thanks for bugreport
> It is done intendedly that Del produces no messages. Use Backspace if messages
> needed.
> Use Tools->Customize to change this assignment

(In reply to comment #1)
> Thanks for bugreport
> It is done intendedly that Del produces no messages. Use Backspace if messages
> needed.
> Use Tools->Customize to change this assignment
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-14 01:44:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 ign_christian 2013-09-24 02:37:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Timur 2018-02-22 16:29:19 UTC
This was a valid request, to show message "Protected Cells Cannot be Modified" also for Del (as for Backspace). 
It's closed as a duplicate but Bug 43087 is messy and hard to follow. So I'll revert. 

It was written that Del intentionally produces no messages but it was not explained and it's doubtful. It's true Delete key deletes the contents without a dialog, unlike Backspace. And that's opposite to OO, so version is LO 3.3. But this bug is about an error and it's response.

My view is that Delete should produce the same error. But I'd suggest to add an option for that message in Tools-Options-Calc-General-Input-Show warning when deleting protected cells with Delete key.
Comment 6 Timur 2018-02-22 16:30:29 UTC
*** Bug 43087 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 rishav raj 2018-07-20 10:00:54 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 8 Roberta Norris 2019-04-08 12:00:23 UTC Comment hidden (spam)