Bug 83712 - EDITING: FEATURE-REQUEST: down-arrow on last line should move to end of line
Summary: EDITING: FEATURE-REQUEST: down-arrow on last line should move to end of line
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators
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Reported: 2014-09-10 12:54 UTC by Eyolf Østrem
Modified: 2019-02-06 16:24 UTC (History)
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Description Eyolf Østrem 2014-09-10 12:54:50 UTC
Problem description: 
When the cursor is on the last line of a document, down-arrow should move it to the end of the line, and correspondingly up-arrow to the beginning of the line on the first line of the document.
This is how many(/most?) other editors work, and it is a good feature. I cannot think of a situation where that behaviour would be a disadvantage, and even though one can get there with end/home, it is more practical to have it on the same key, especially since the home/end keys are far removed from the arrow keys on some keyboards.

Operating System: All
Version: release
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2014-09-10 14:10:41 UTC
Hi Eyolf,

Thanks for the issue - I see no objection 
(but for me, no advantage too, to be honest).

> New & cheers,
Comment 2 Eyolf Østrem 2014-09-10 14:15:50 UTC
It's purely for convenience - but if one spends a lot of time in front of a Writer window, it's those little conveniences that matter. 
I might also add that a similar bug/feature re[port|quest] that I filed with KDE's editor Kate in 2006 has now finally been implemented! Even before that, I filed the same issue with OpenOffice, and never heard a word, other than "That's a silly request!"
So thanks for the positive reception!