Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Find function fails to capture chars typed before search box appears|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||issues, os_ooo, stefan.baltzer|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description foobard 2008-05-11 22:14:20 UTC
For those of us with fast fingers, it is a common nuisance in OOo that if you hit Ctrl-F and then immediately start typing (before the search box appears), a stray character or two gets inserted into the document at cursor prompt. OOo should grab all keyboard input immediately after Ctrl-F is pressed to prevent this from happening. Worth noting that Microsoft Word correctly captures this input to prevent this sort of thing from happening.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-05-12 13:21:58 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 nadejda 2009-04-23 10:45:11 UTC
I can't reproduse this issue in OOo310m9 (PC, Windows XP) I tried to be very fast ;). I pressed Ctrl-F and almost the same time typed some letters. No letter was inserted into the document.
Comment 3 smith77 2009-05-01 23:15:37 UTC
Was not reproducible on built OOo310m7 on Windows vista .
Comment 4 foobard 2009-05-02 00:47:26 UTC
OpenOffice 3.0 is significantly faster than 2.4, which makes you need superfast fingers to reproduce this bug. Get your fingers primed: open OpenOffice: splash screen comes and goes: and then immediately hit Ctrl-F and start typing gibberish. At least one character will appear in the document before the search box appears. I am able to reproduce the bug in 3.0.1 on Ubuntu.
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2009-05-18 12:03:51 UTC
I saw similar effect whith "Save As" (Ctrl+Shift+S) or Open File (Ctrl+O), - When typing fast, some letters end in the document. (OOo 3.1) But this depends on the "system responsiveness" influenced i.e. by background processes or network file system. I can not see problems on a "slow" stand-alone PC (Pentium4, 1,7 GHz, 780MB RAM, Win XP, no network drives, moderate CPU activity). An application catching and cashing _ALL_ keyboard input away... Doesn't that mean overruling the operating system? SBA->MBA: When the system causes "whatever" delay, then the keyboard input should not be put in the wrong place. Please proceed, thx.