Bug 99658 - Kill predictive
Summary: Kill predictive
Status: RESOLVED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
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Hardware: All All
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Blocks: AutoCorrect-Complete
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Reported: 2016-05-03 18:06 UTC by Anthony James Kneipp
Modified: 2016-10-19 23:31 UTC (History)
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Description Anthony James Kneipp 2016-05-03 18:06:13 UTC
What bugs me soo much about this product is that there isn't a single large button in front of me I can click on, and completely and forever turn off any predictive text, autocomplete, call it what you will. Better, the default setting on predictive should be OFF, and you should have to click on the button to turn predictive text on. I have been writing a long poem. I think it's rather good. But I keep getting distracted in mid-flow by the computer deciding that it can write better than I can. It is infuriating and intolerable! I really really hate giving good money to MS and Bill Gates, but tomorrow I will go out and buy an up to date version of MS Word to go with the Windows 10 on my new computer, and I will be deleting LibreOffice from the hard drive, never to return!

Anthony James Kneipp
Brisbane
04/05/2016
Comment 1 raal 2016-05-03 21:00:10 UTC
You can turn it off in menu Tools-> Autocorrect
Comment 2 Adolfo Jayme 2016-05-04 13:21:56 UTC
> What bugs me soo much about this product is that there isn't a single large
> button in front of me I can click on, and completely and forever turn off
> any predictive text, autocomplete, call it what you will.

@Jay, what do you think about adding a toggle to Writer’s Standard toolbar?
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-05-05 14:51:37 UTC
Sorry to hear you go Anthony, but most word processors have autocorrect enabled by default, even MS Word. In more recent version of MS Word, they have made it more easy for users to control its behaviour and access its options, as can be seen in the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf9e_jebi10

(In reply to Adolfo Jayme from comment #2)
> @Jay, what do you think about adding a toggle to Writer’s Standard toolbar?

Dont think the standard toolbar requires a button that would only be pressed once for people who hate it and never pressed for people who like it. The best option would be to review all the default settings in autocorrect so we have the most optimal options enabled by default.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2016-05-05 17:45:34 UTC
(In reply to Yousuf (Jay) Philips from comment #3)
> ...
> Dont think the standard toolbar requires a button that would only be pressed
> once for people who hate it and never pressed for people who like it. The
> best option would be to review all the default settings in autocorrect so we
> have the most optimal options enabled by default.

Fully agreed