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I was trying to write CAD at the end of the line, and instead other stuff popped up.
I wanted to start a new thought on a page, and so I hit enter... and BLAM, there was not a new line, and a word that I may have typed earlier in brainstorming showed up.
I am a fairly fast typist, so it is very alarming to have moved on a bit and have everything be messed up.
It is very alarming, why is this happening?
What is wrong with my return/enter button?
Did it enter something instead of return to the next line?
Am I affected by a virus?
Why would random stuff be popping up on my screen.
I was told about these devices that plug into the computer and type commands, but they look like a USB stick... I shall go smash a few of them to see if they have been tampered with...
so you type CAD and LibreOffice writes CADRecreation?
is this a constant replacement or happens randomly?
did you try resetting the user profile?
also tell the exact version of LibO you use and your O/S
It was a just downloaded copy as of that day.
It was a fresh install, not an upgrade.
Resetting a user profile is beyond the user.
I believe it was windows10
You found the secret Word Completion feature, read up on it here:
As for me, I think it should be off by default. Nevertheless, this is not a bug.
How is this not a bug?
I tried to make a newline, and a misspelled word popped up.
I'm not in the habit of looking at the screen when I type... I don't have to look at the keys, I'm thinking or looking at a picture.
Many of my clients have to look at the keyboard just to type... They don't even realize it when they haven't clicked on a text field in a web browser and have spent a few minutes typing.
Maybe a sort of compromise would be that autocomplete only works on words that are in the dictionary? but that could still completely alter the meaning of a list say I want
pops up in the list...
I could poison people...
This could be seriously bad writing a chemistry paper... I mean you guys could be liable for blowing stuff up or killing people.
You are funny :)
As for the liabilities you should check the software license with your lawyer. It is pretty plain about that part.
Well the list of words that autocomplete are in Tools > AutoCorrect > AutoCorrect Options > Word Completion and i only see 4 words in my list, so not sure how CAD was auto completed to CADRecreation. What does your list look like in the dialog?
I consider this a useful feature to be on by default, but as i was unaware of it until now, i'm assuming other users wouldnt have easily discovered it either, which likely needs some UX move to improve.
Marking this as a duplicate of the earlier bug you opened about the same issue.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 59754 ***