Issue 98952

Summary: Shift–Option–Right Arrow (shift-alt-right) extends selection too far
Product: General Reporter: Graham Perrin <grahamperrin>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: UNCONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: DEV300m41   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Mac OS X, all   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
Issue Depends on:    
Issue Blocks: 99080    

Description Graham Perrin 2009-02-06 06:43:40 UTC
Shift–Option–Right Arrow 
should extend

> To the end of the current word, then to the end of the next word

In OOoDEVm39 and m41, extension occurs 

	_beyond_ the end of the word
	(includes white space) 

The norm is to _not_ include the white space beyond the end of the word. 

Apple Human Interface Guidelines: The Keyboard: 
Extending Text Selection With the Shift and Arrow Keys
Comment 1 eric.bachard 2009-02-10 19:25:41 UTC
The meta issue is 99080
Comment 2 eric.bachard 2009-02-10 19:26:09 UTC
The meta issue is 99080
Comment 3 Graham Perrin 2009-04-16 13:30:25 UTC
<> succeeds the TinyURL above. 

Screen shot <> 
(borrowed from issue 101133) shows that the OOo expression is 

> Select to Word Right

I wonder whether OOo tradition differs from the Apple guidelines. Users of Mac OS X expect the selection 
to reach the end of a word (to *not* extend into trailing white space).
Comment 4 rygle 2009-05-25 17:41:40 UTC
This is an issue across platforms. I use Ooo on Ubuntu and the selection of text
is the one feature that constantly drives me bonkers. I also remember it
happening on Windows.

It seems illogical that, when selecting the word at the end of a line, the
selection should extend past the end of the line. This should be a subsequent
selection step, or use the Shift-Down combination (which it already does!)

This is not just seeking to mimic other commercial packages, but even the known
behaviour of most major operating systems and programs like Firefox.
Comment 5 philipp.lohmann 2010-02-03 14:14:44 UTC
*** Issue 108850 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Graham Perrin 2012-11-10 08:21:15 UTC
An updated URL for relevant Apple Developer documentation. not found, I guess it'll turn up somewhere. (Side note: I'm not au fait with relocation of resources following the shift to Apache. No rush :-)