When having two windows open in Calc and in one of them you start the function guide, select a function and click the selection button for the data for it. You can now select the data in the spreadsheet, but the other window with another spreadsheet will be locked. It will in fact be locked until you close the function guide of the first window altogether.
Steps to reproduce:
Open two spreadsheets in calc (each in its own window)
Click a cell in spreadsheet one and open the function guide (insert -> function)
Double-click a function to add it
Click the selection button to select cells to use for the function
Spreadsheet two will now be locked until you exit the function guide of spreadsheet one. The second window should not be affected at all by these actions.
What do you expect from a modal dialog?
(In reply to comment #1)
> What do you expect from a modal dialog?
I expect a modal dialog to lock its parent window, not the sibling windows of its parent.
This is not really a defect of LO, but a request to make a current feature better. There is a work around for this in the following link
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Works as expected in LibreOffice 220.127.116.11.0+ built at home under Ubuntu 14.10 x86-64. Second file is not locked.
Closing as WorksForMe.
Best regards. JBF