Issue 124251

Summary: In Place Editing: Caret appears some characters away left from mouse cursor
Product: Writer Reporter: Rainer Bielefeld <rainerbielefeld_ooo_qa>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Minor    
Priority: P3 CC: elish, issues, orw, rainerbielefeld_ooo_qa
Version: 4.1.0-dev   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Windows 7   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-18 06:47:19 UTC
Created attachment 82612 [details]
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Steps how to reproduce with server installation of "AOO 4.1.0-Dev – English UI / German locale - [AOO410m1(Build:9750) - Rev. 1566800 - 2014-02-12]" on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit)", own separate user profile:

0. From AOO Start Center open attached sample document
1. Zoom 'Fit Width'
2. Click into empty paragraph between Heading “Example and test area” and 
   text row with input field
3. Long Click on Input Field in Test Area on “n” of “one”
   Expected: Caret starts flashing left from “n” or so
   Actual: Caret flashes left from word “edit”             :-(
           and will appear there after a second 
           short click at same mouse pointer position
4. Try again in second test area
  > Works fine, currently unknown why
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-18 12:39:01 UTC
step 3 - reference on which expectation is based?
IMHO current behavior (caret at center of field) is better.
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-18 13:29:55 UTC
(In reply to Edwin Sharp from comment #1)

I still have to think about some of the observations, but following is already clear:
(a) Bug?
    The appearance of the caret in the center of the field is not reproducible
    for other click positions, 
    caret can appear more or less everywhere left from mouse pointer, as also
    Step 4 shows. Such unpredictable 
(b) I can give the question back: With what software for what function do
    you see it as intended behavior that clicking on a selected string 
    makes Caret appear somewhere in the middle of the selection? I don't know
    any.
    My experience with more of less any software in any case:
    If a click on a selected string makes a caret appear, the expected 
    place for the caret generally is tight nearby mouse pointer position, 
    most times at the click position or left from clicked character.
    Examples (of course all not 100% matching):
(b1) go with <tab> through spin boxes of a 'Position and Size' dialog, 
     click a selected contents in front of last (unit) character
(b2) In WIN Files Explorer click into a highlighted filename left from 
     last character
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-18 13:54:14 UTC
Can't think of such software.
In OpenOffice.org 2.4.3 caret in front of Why.
Confirmed for consistency sake.
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