Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Means for disabling autoinput in dialogs|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description terrynorth 2005-10-23 08:06:20 UTC
I would like a mechanism for disabling the autoinput/autocomplete function in dialogs, similar to the ability to turn off the same function in cells with Tools/ Cell Contents/ AutoInput. The function is particularly obstructive in the dialogs for defining named or database ranges (respectively Insert/ Names/ Define AND Data/ Define Range). In those cases, what are the odds that when defining a range you will want to use an existing range name? I have had to find ways of working around the "feature" when inserting a new name with the same initial but using different capitalisation. Other dialogs where autoinput is particularly obstructive are in the Find function in Spreadsheet, Help and the BASIC IDE.
Comment 1 frank 2005-11-11 14:36:41 UTC
Sorry, but the one half of the world would like the behaviour as is but the other not. The investment in time and ressources would not match the outcome. So this should be a wontfix enhancement. But requirements should finally decide. Frank
Comment 2 terrynorth 2006-09-18 08:19:18 UTC
I beg to differ. No one would want it when naming a range. All range names are different. I can't imagine what would be so difficult about deleting the "feature" but admit that I don't know.