Bug 88473 - EDITING: Selection in Mode ‘Extended Selection’ Can’t be Corrected
Summary: EDITING: Selection in Mode ‘Extended Selection’ Can’t be Corrected
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Selection
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Reported: 2015-01-15 18:10 UTC by Harald Koester
Modified: 2021-04-08 03:39 UTC (History)
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Description Harald Koester 2015-01-15 18:10:34 UTC
In order to reproduce the bug:

[1] Open new text document. 
[2] In the status bar select “Extending selection”.
[3] Insert some words. The cursor should be after the last word.
[4] Select part of the text by clicking the mouse somewhere into the text. The selected part is highlighted.
[5] Suppose your selection is a bit inaccurate and is one character too long. In order to shorten the selected text click one character after the beginning of the selection. The selected part is not shortened. Expected: Shorter selection.
[6] But: Suppose your selection is one character to short. Click one character before the beginning of the selection. The selection is lengthened.

The behaviour is equivalent if you like to select text after the cursor.

Bug exists also in version
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-01-29 17:47:34 UTC
Reproduced. I had to select Extending selection again after the initial selection. It always went back to Adding.

Let's lower severity per https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/0/06/Prioritizing_Bugs_Flowchart.jpg

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 784d069cc1d9f1d6e6a4e543a278376ab483d1eb
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-01-25_23:07:36
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:36:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Harald Koester 2016-02-22 21:08:11 UTC
Bug still exists in version 5.1.0 with Win7.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:33:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Harald Koester 2017-03-16 17:49:02 UTC
Bug still exists in version 5.3.0.
Bug already exists in version 3.3.0. Hence inherited from OOo.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-03-17 03:33:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Harald Koester 2018-03-17 22:29:37 UTC
Bug still exists in version 6.0.3 (64 bit, Win 10).
Comment 8 Harald Koester 2018-03-19 22:20:18 UTC
Sorry, it's version 6.0.2, not 6.0.3.
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2019-03-20 03:50:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Harald Koester 2019-04-08 08:09:04 UTC
Bug still exists in version 6.2.2 (64 bit, Win10).
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2021-04-08 03:39:40 UTC
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