- open the attached spreadsheet
- Click the "1" on the left side so that the whole row 1 is selected
- While holdig doen SHIFT+CTRL click arrow-down
Result: The whole spreadsheet is selected.
Expected result: Row 1 to 5 should be selected.
This is a regression. Found in...
Created attachment 98824 [details]
- While holdig down SHIFT+CTRL click arrow-down
but "release" 126.96.36.199 is a shame!
After trying 3 minutes I found two regressions. This one and Bug 78535.
Sorry, but I can't download your attachment.
I know that the selection behaviour has changed over the past time wrt position of the selected cell and the other cell with content, that you aim to reach with Ctrl+Arrow... (old > new > old - IIRC)
Prolly what you notice is a result of that?
Can you describe the spreadsheet?
Hello OfficeUser, Cor,
I reproduce this behaviour with LO 188.8.131.52 too on Windows 7 Home Premium.
I don't reproduce with LO 184.108.40.206.
In LO 220.127.116.11, we can see the issue.
I didn't tried others versions.
@Cor: spreadsheet has : A,B,C,D,E in column A.
I think this is a duplicate of https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42535
Please if you are not agree, reopen it.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 42535 ***
I don't agree. This bug is about that the selection does not stop at the end of the filled range.
As long as we don't know if both bugs have a common root cause, this one should be kept open.
I think this bug is a regression introduced in build 18.104.22.168 while bug 42535 is an old one.
The content is:
Turn off "Use legacy cursor movement behavior when selecting".
I'm not responsible for this change. That said, this behavior change was intentional.
This report can be closed as NOTABUG, since, as Kohei said it, the usual behaviour can be found again by a user.
thank you very much for you explanations
Now I understand that it is not a regression from 4.2.3 build. It has been changed in an older build than 4.2.3.
The "old" behavior with the moving cursor was not a good solution. But it was intuitive to use after on has understood that the moving cursor is the the location, where empty/filled cells are detected when resizing the selection.
The "new" behavior does not move the cursor. It uses the cell on the other side which has no cursor or any other display, that it is the "sensing" cell when resizing the selection.
This "new" solution is absolutely not what a user expects. It is a regression in usability. IMHO it IS a bug, because it uses a non-highlighted cell only to detect empty/filled cells.
Best solution is what Excel has. It detects empty/filled cells over the full range independent where the selection has started.
As long as we don't have a proper solution like Excel, we should fall-back to the "old" behavior as soon as possible.
So, I changed the default setting of that aforementioned option to off by default for 4.3, which is the behavior as of 4.1.
This is the commit.
For the record, Turning the legacy behavior on by default was not my intention. (heck I didn't even like that behavior but some users insisted on it and a patch was submitted).
I'll keep this on me for now.
thank you very much for this decision.
But there are two open questions remaining:
This option has not effect, at least not in build 22.214.171.124. I always have the "new" fixed-cursor selection method. Also re-starting the frame work does not help.
Is there already an issue filed, where a proper "new" fixed-cursor selection method is requested, which is sensing for empty/filled cells over the full range like Excel does?
Dude. I said this will be in 4.3. We can't fix it for 4.2. You already know what option to change in 4.2.
It's not appropriate to discuss 2 here. Do it somewhere else.
Please don't reopen this any more.
Kohei, please read comments carefully.
I understand that you have changed the DEFAULT for 4.3.
But what I'm saying is that the option which is already present in 4.2 does have no function!!!!
... also with legacy selection turned on I have fixed-cursor selection.
After these discussions I have filed a new bug 78711 to request finally a better solution for CTRL+SHIFT+ARROW selection.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 78711 ***
Fixed by Kohei's changes. Not a duplicate.
Sorry guy, I was confused a bit.