Bug 91458 - Delete Rows context menu item is misleading when only one row is selected
Summary: Delete Rows context menu item is misleading when only one row is selected
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
4.0 all versions
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Context-Menu
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Reported: 2015-05-22 10:12 UTC by helplibreoffice
Modified: 2020-04-26 16:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description helplibreoffice 2015-05-22 10:12:41 UTC
When one row is selected, right-clicking on the row will offer the menuitem to "Delete Rows".  This is a bit misleading and confusing.

If only one row is selected, change that menuitem to "Delete Row".  If more than one row is selected, keep it as "Delete Rows".

Same for columns.

This can be a nice easy enhancement for someone looking for a simple project.
Comment 1 m.a.riosv 2015-05-22 12:14:26 UTC
Version: Build ID: 2d13cf60ecdab83997c9cd7275c799ddd96617cd
         TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:libreoffice-4-3, Time: 2015-05-01_13:40:27
Version: Build ID: 7ce44f5f8e786a1bfd56aad8e30ef52702115ba2
         TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:libreoffice-4-4, Time: 2015-05-19_13:59:12

The message with one or more selected: "Delete Selected Rows"

I think it's good enough for all cases.
Comment 2 helplibreoffice 2015-05-22 23:57:47 UTC
I made an error in my post.  I omitted the word "Selected".  My apologies.  LO Calc currently says "Delete Selected Rows" in all cases.  The enhancement request is for it to say "Delete Selected Row" when only one row is selected.

The reason for the enhancement request is that I was training a new user and the current menuitem confused him.  He had one row selected, and it said "Delete Selected Rows".  He was concerned that he was accidentally deleting data he did not intend to delete.  He also said it felt "amateurish" for an advanced product to not differentiate between the singular and plural cases.