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Bug 91860 - Ctrl-Shift-Right selection behavior (including space following last word) does not follow OS behavior
Summary: Ctrl-Shift-Right selection behavior (including space following last word) doe...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Reported: 2015-06-04 15:04 UTC by drm4567
Modified: 2016-08-07 05:51 UTC (History)
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Description drm4567 2015-06-04 15:04:05 UTC
How to reproduce: input some text, use Ctrl-Shift-Right to select words.
What is expected (like in older versions): selection does not cover a space following the last word in the selection. If there is a new paragraph following the last word in the selection, then the cursor stays at the end of the last word in the selection. The same takes place in a table.
What happens now: selection extends up to the beginning of the new word including the space. If there is a new paragraph following the last word in the selection, then the cursor jumps to the new paragraph. If something is being selected in a table, then the entire table is selected upon reaching the final symbol of it.

This is a new behavior that mimics Microsoft Office and is very annoying and degrades usability. Please, remove it or make it optional.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2015-06-04 15:41:54 UTC
(In reply to drm4567 from comment #0)
> This is a new behavior that mimics Microsoft Office and is very annoying and
> degrades usability. Please, remove it or make it optional.

At your service ;)
See Tools>Options>Calc > General .. Use legacy cursor movement when etc. (at bottom)

regards,
Cor
Comment 2 drm4567 2015-06-04 15:51:09 UTC
(In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #1)
> (In reply to drm4567 from comment #0)
> > This is a new behavior that mimics Microsoft Office and is very annoying and
> > degrades usability. Please, remove it or make it optional.
> 
> At your service ;)
> See Tools>Options>Calc > General .. Use legacy cursor movement when etc. (at
> bottom)
> 
> regards,
> Cor

1) Look at the component section. It's Writer, not Calc!
2) I do not have Calc after Tools>Options> in my version.
Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2015-06-04 15:57:24 UTC
Apologies! Way too fast :\

One of your complaints is handled in here
  https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89154

What older versions do you refer to?
In LibreOffice 3.3.0 the selection _does_ include the space.

Cheers,
Cor
Comment 4 drm4567 2015-06-04 18:25:10 UTC
(In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #3)
> One of your complaints is handled in here
>   https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89154
So, this bug thread is still in progress?

> What older versions do you refer to?
> In LibreOffice 3.3.0 the selection _does_ include the space.

Strange. I haven't used LO for a year (not sure what the previous version was), but before that I was quite an active user, but never encountered such behavior (however, I do not remember when I learnt this key combination).
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-04 23:39:14 UTC
(In reply to drm4567 from comment #4)
> (In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #3)
> > What older versions do you refer to?
> > In LibreOffice 3.3.0 the selection _does_ include the space.
> 
> Strange. I haven't used LO for a year (not sure what the previous version
> was), but before that I was quite an active user, but never encountered such
> behavior (however, I do not remember when I learnt this key combination).

Hi all,
What's the current status of this bug? Is there still a concern here?

Drm4567: Were you able to find a previous version of LibreOffice that worked as you described? If there has been a regression (i.e. a change in UI behavior), it's important for us to identify it and make sure that it was intentional.

Status -> NEEDINFO
Comment 6 drm4567 2016-08-05 15:56:34 UTC
> Were you able to find a previous version of LibreOffice that worked
> as you described?

No, it seems that this behavior is not-a-bug. However, I strongly believe Unix version of LO should behave like all other native programs: do not cover a space following the last word in the selection. LO acts now like a common Windows program, but this behavior is weird in Unix.
Comment 7 Cor Nouws 2016-08-06 07:55:43 UTC
ah thanks - let's tweak the issue this way. OK?
Comment 8 drm4567 2016-08-06 09:09:10 UTC
(In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #7)
> ah thanks - let's tweak the issue this way. OK?

OK. Thanks!
Comment 9 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-08-07 05:51:29 UTC
(In reply to drm4567 from comment #6)
> No, it seems that this behavior is not-a-bug. However, I strongly believe
> Unix version of LO should behave like all other native programs: do not
> cover a space following the last word in the selection. LO acts now like a
> common Windows program, but this behavior is weird in Unix.

I would disagree with such behaviour been dependent on the OS, as a LO user would have different behaviour when working on LO going between different OSes. All other unix native apps dont share this behvaiour as gnome text editors are different than kde text editors and the decision in bug 89154 was to use the same behaviour found in all windows, linux and online word processors.