Calc mimics the behavior of MS Excel: start typing into a cell, and you get into 'Enter' mode (enter/tab/cursor keys commit and step to an other cell), and F2 activates 'Edit' mode (only enter/tab commit changes). However, Excel shows the current state in the status bar, whereas Calc doesn't. This is highly confusing.
UI: this whole Enter/Edit distinction seems totally wrong to me, but it's worth keeping for compatibility with Excel.
confirmed. enhancement request. inherited from OOo.
how exactly Excel gives such a visual clue? could you provide a screenshot or description?
In excel the cell mode is shown in the bottom left corner (on the statusbar). See
Any update on this? I think this is a major usability problem in Calc.
*** Bug 116447 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Adding needsUXEval to discuss the possible implementation(s) within the design/UX team.