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Bug 50104 - UI Calc: Add to context menu "Move&Paste" (insert mode) additionally to "Cut content&Paste" (overwrite mode)
Summary: UI Calc: Add to context menu "Move&Paste" (insert mode) additionally to "Cut ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 39936
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.3 release
Hardware: Other All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2012-05-18 14:53 UTC by gleppert
Modified: 2012-10-15 16:12 UTC (History)
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Description gleppert 2012-05-18 14:53:15 UTC
Drag-and-drop of cells in Calc has two important modes: The overwrite mode and the insert mode (please see The overwrite mode ist the standard in LO and the insert mode can be activated with the Alt key when pasting.

However, if you don't use drag-and-drop, but you use the right mouse click context menu, only the first mode, the "overwrite mode" is accessible. It is called there "Cut&Paste" (IMHO it should be called "Cut content&Paste"

An equivalent to the insert mode in the context menu is missing!!! I suggest to add to the context menu the entry "Move&Paste" or "Cut cells&Paste" which does the same like the insert mode does when applying drag-and-drop.

This enhancement is of real competitive importance, because it is widely assumed that LibreOffice/OpenOffice cannot move rows/columns like Excel can do it: Moving rows/columns without leaving back empty spaces and without overwriting existing content. Excel calls it "Cut&Paste cut cells". I know many people who hate Calc, because they could never discover this feature!

I am quite sure that this must be a very EasyHack, since the feature is there and must be only made accessible. Could you please verify this as an EasyHack?
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2012-10-15 16:12:49 UTC
This is a duplicate of 39936

Trying to get it on the easy hack list, then hopefully we can get a developer to tackle it relatively quickly. Thanks for reporting

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 39936 ***