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Bug 51093 - EDITING: No "return to previous cursor position" tracker
Summary: EDITING: No "return to previous cursor position" tracker
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.5.4 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators Writer-UX
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Reported: 2012-06-14 13:01 UTC by Glow in the dark
Modified: 2019-06-26 14:55 UTC (History)
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Description Glow in the dark 2012-06-14 13:01:01 UTC
This is more a feature request - could not find a link to "feature".

One of the few useful things that Microsoft Word has left intact hides under the command "Shift F5", and is called "Return to previous cursor position".  This is in essence a cursor movement tracker which records any movement that is not prompted by simply entering text (even paste operations classify as non-text entry events).

Especially when editing and revising larger documents, this facility is a massive time saver as it allows to go to another point in a document (for instance, to check or edit a reference) and then jump back to a previous edit point, or even one before that.

It would be worth studying if this could not be implemented somewhere - for those using LibreOffice in anger it would be substantially increased usability.

Using platform OSX 10.7.4, LibO 3.5.4.  Happy to beta test this.
Comment 1 Pedro 2012-06-18 21:24:12 UTC
This feature already exists in LibreOffice.

See this topic
http://ask.libreoffice.org/question/1144/cursor-position-not-saved-in-writer

If that doesn't work under OSX please file a new bug report.

Thanks!
Comment 2 Pedro 2012-06-18 21:27:31 UTC
I apologize for the previous comment.

I just realized you meant jumping to the previous cursor position within the same working session.

I'm not sure LibreOffice can do that already. If not it would be a nice addition.
Comment 3 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-07-19 10:14:16 UTC
Setting severity to "enhancement" as this appears to be an enhancement request.
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2014-11-06 22:16:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 tommy27 2014-12-16 19:50:31 UTC
may be an useful enhacement. status NEW
Comment 6 00 2019-02-28 08:39:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 00 2019-03-02 06:22:03 UTC
(In reply to 和尚蟹 from comment #6)

Changed the URL
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=123802
Comment 8 Steve Dyson 2019-06-26 14:55:54 UTC
This newby (to both Mac and LibreOffice) thinks that this bug should be made a very high priority as it leads (for me) to much lost time compared to working with Win/Word. 

Spent ages looking for this shortcut. Amazed to find that it doesn't exist. Please fix it as soon as possible.

On a more upbeat note, it's great to be able to post such a request here. You certainly can't do that with Microsoft.