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Bug 64188 - Word completion often makes wrong suggestion when typing very fast
Summary: Word completion often makes wrong suggestion when typing very fast
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 62643
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-05-03 14:59 UTC by Wirawan Purwanto
Modified: 2015-03-28 18:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Wirawan Purwanto 2013-05-03 14:59:16 UTC
I recently use LibreOffice and to transcribe in a meeting. I typed very fast and I notice that often the word suggestion often suggests wrong words, even words that don't exist. For example, if I begin to type "attention", then in the middle, say, after the second "n", it will look for words that begin with "n", instead of "atten". So it will suggest words such as "atteneither", etc. I found that this kind of error would happen sporadically, and ONLY when I type really fast. It appears to me that the bug has to do with a race condition among several threads. I can't provide screenshot right now; I will upload one if I can encounter the bug again soon.

* Language: English (USA)
* I turned off spell checking
* In word completion dialog box, I chose:
   [v] enable word completion
      [ ] append space
      [ ] show as tip
   [v] collect words
      [ ] when closing a document ...
   Accept with: [Return]
   Min word length: [6]
   Max entries: [5000]
* OS: Linux Debian 6.0.7, x86_64, kernel 3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64, GNOME 2 desktop
Comment 1 HansPL 2013-06-12 14:26:44 UTC
Confirmed for LO in Linux Mint Debian Edition amd64, German l10n & language.  

I noticed the same behavior since updating from LO 3.x,  rendering Autocomplete worthless.

Obviously a regression.  This might also explain several reports about Writer crashes while simply typing?  I have also already experienced such crashes!
Comment 2 Wirawan Purwanto 2013-06-17 18:29:40 UTC
I believe this bug is the same as .
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-03-16 23:32:43 UTC
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Comment 4 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-03-28 18:20:20 UTC
(In reply to Wirawan Purwanto from comment #2)
> I believe this bug is the same as
> .

Ok, so closing as duplicate of bug 62643.

thank you.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 62643 ***