Bug 63859 - Highlight Referenced Cell Live (or immediately)
Summary: Highlight Referenced Cell Live (or immediately)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval
: 38152 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Cell-Reference
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Reported: 2013-04-23 22:57 UTC by khalat.dosky
Modified: 2023-09-24 00:26 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description khalat.dosky 2013-04-23 22:57:14 UTC
I find that there is one feature missing from LibreOffice that i find that is a a great feature. This Feature im not quite sure what it is exactly called but it is when say i enter into calc =A1 it highlights the selected A1 cell immediately; however in calc you have to double click to find the selected cells that were imputed. 
it has also been discussed in this link above.
thank you  
Operating System: Windows 8
Version: release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-05-01 03:53:05 UTC
Thank you for reporting this enhancement request! I can confirm that this is a valid enhancement request on:
Version: ID: 6e3e6ef7257e93743a72719581ef6fe0016e58e
Date:   Thu Apr 11 15:24:38 2013 +0200 
Platform: Bodhi Linux 2.2 x64
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As I've been able to confirm the enhancement request I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
High - not sure why this isn't already done, seems quite useful vs. having to take the extra step to double click

Keywords - 

Whiteboard Status - proposedeasyhack - not sure but this might be easy to accomplish

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Comment 2 Emir Sarı 2013-06-19 10:38:47 UTC
This is something Excel switchers would really miss actually.
Comment 3 khalat.dosky 2013-06-21 05:15:30 UTC
Yeah I know, can I ask if the feature has been successfully added to Libre Office?
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2013-06-21 14:43:09 UTC
No - if it's added there will be a notice here - this is an enhancement request, our developers are busy fixing high priority bugs - this request will have to wait until developers have some free time or until someone else looks at the code and fixes it
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2013-10-19 00:28:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 ign_christian 2013-10-19 10:11:06 UTC
*** Bug 38152 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Joel Madero 2014-02-27 23:03:36 UTC
In order to limit the confusion between ProposedEasyHack and EasyHack and to make queries much easier we are changing ProposedEasyHack to NeedsDevEval.

Thank you and apologies for the noise
Comment 8 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:21:16 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Eleni Zapridou 2019-01-15 11:05:45 UTC
Does anybody know which functions are related to this bug (and their folder)?
Comment 10 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-29 13:27:17 UTC
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5
Comment 11 Emir Sarı 2019-11-29 17:33:37 UTC
This is a rather "sought-after" feature especially for the folks switching from Excel, it is instantly noticeable. In my opinion it would be better to keep this as high importance.
Comment 12 Kira Tubo 2023-09-24 00:26:12 UTC
Reproduced on daily master build and 3.3. Updating version to Inherited from OOo. 

Just to clarify steps for reproduction:

1. Open Calc
2. On cell B1, type in the formula =A1
3. Note changes on the page

Expected: As soon as =A1 is typed, cell A1 should be highlighted

Actual: When =A1 is typed, no cell is highlighted

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 36163d269bd8f77a86605e4c5ff5adce17b4c66c
CPU threads: 6; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22621; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: CL threaded