Bug 86266 - Cursor can't highlight text
Summary: Cursor can't highlight text
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-14 00:43 UTC by Paul Nelson
Modified: 2015-07-18 17:27 UTC (History)
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Description Paul Nelson 2014-11-14 00:43:05 UTC
Cursor is no longer able to highlight text in Writer only -- works fine elsewhere. Consequent difficulty in editing text -- applying bold, underlining, etc. ... or easily deleting text.
Comment 1 Tim Lloyd 2014-11-14 01:12:15 UTC

Is this an old or new document? Can you verify against both pls? How about the doc type. Is this problem specific to a particular type of document (eg. rtf, docx, doc, xls) or all? How about operating system?

By highlighting text this is double clicking on a word or dragging the mouse across a number of words letters?

I have tried on XP and the above methods work as I expect them to.

Comment 2 Julien Nabet 2014-11-14 11:21:10 UTC
Following last comment, I put it at NEEDINFO.

Also for the test, you can :
- rename your LO directory profile (see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/User_Profile)
- give a try to last stable LO version 4.3.3
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:28:57 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

This bug has been in NEEDINFO status with no change for at least
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This NEEDINFO Message was generated on: 2015-06-08

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Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:27:33 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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