Bug 93741 - Flickering Text During Autocomplete
Summary: Flickering Text During Autocomplete
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2015-08-28 11:36 UTC by dmdcomputing
Modified: 2016-10-19 23:31 UTC (History)
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Description dmdcomputing 2015-08-28 11:36:43 UTC
Windows 10, LibreOffice

When autocomplete is used to complete an entry which already exists in the column, the text flickers. This happens even in very short lists.

For example, type in separate rows:
Then in the next blank row type 'C'.

Another example, type 'This is is a typing test' in a row and then type 'This is' is the next blank row. This really shows how bad the flickering is.

Whilst the flickering in itself does not seem much of an issue, it is an important issue to people like myself who have a sensitivity to flickering. The flickering causes me a headache even after a short time.

The flickering did not exist in LibreOffice
Comment 1 dmdcomputing 2015-09-01 07:25:10 UTC
I forgot to add that the flickering causes the autocomplete to run very slowly.
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2015-09-14 15:25:12 UTC
Are you saying it flickers constantly? Or only once per typed letter (true for me)?

I also tried with 5.1 and there the flicker is almost non-existent.

Could you try installing a build of 5.1 and giving it a shot: http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/Win-x86@62-merge-TDF/

It installs parallel to your stable LibO, so it won't mess anything up.

Then you might decide whether you want to keep this open or close as resolved.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Version: (32-bit)
Build ID: 81898c9f5c0d43f3473ba111d7b351050be20261
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)

Build ID: 88c51cd55d1a9b29e62269c53b3923770253ab07
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-09-11_13:09:15
Locale: en-US (fi_FI)
Comment 3 dmdcomputing 2015-09-15 14:31:13 UTC
The flickering is once per typed letter.

I installed a build of 5.1 and the flickering was not present.

Given the health impact of the flickering, I would like to see the fix included in a 5.0.X release.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-09-15 15:24:03 UTC
Ok let's set to NEW.
Let's test with 5.0.2 when it comes out. The fix might already be in it.
Comment 5 dmdcomputing 2015-09-24 11:59:16 UTC
The text does not flicker in 5.0.2 (Windows 10).
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2015-09-24 12:52:39 UTC
Cheers. I'll set to WFM, as I don't know what is the specific fix.