Issue 101583 - Select All (Cmd-A) broken in Save dialog
Summary: Select All (Cmd-A) broken in Save dialog
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0.1
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P4 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2009-05-06 04:34 UTC by dja
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description dja 2009-05-06 04:34:51 UTC
The Select All keyboard shortcut (Cmd-A) does not select text in the file name field of the Save dialog.

Steps to reproduce:
 - Open a new document of an arbitrary type.
 - Type arbitrary text/draw/whatever.
 - Open the save dialog. All text in the "Save As:" field is selected by default.
 - Deselect the text.
 - Make sure the field still has the focus.
 - Press Cmd-A. Observe that, whilst the Edit menu flashes, the text is not selected.

FWIW, running Mac OS 10.5.6
Comment 1 dja 2009-05-06 04:38:20 UTC
Other OS X application, eg. TextEdit, do select the text of the field.
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2009-09-04 05:59:09 UTC
I checked with "Ooo 3.1.1 WIN XP DE-multilingual version German UI activated
[OOO310m19 (Build 9420)]" and can confirm the reported effect (also for other
menu items with file name pane) if in menu 'Tools -> Options -> OOo -> General'
option "Use OOo open/save dialogs" is unchecked. But that's the OS standard
behaviour. Using OOo dialogs, <cntrl>+<a> works as expected.

Can you confirm these more detailed observations?
Comment 3 dja 2009-09-04 06:26:55 UTC
The bug is Mac OS X specific. It is not an issue on Windows.

It still occurs on Mac OS 10.6.0, OOo 3.1.0 OOO310m11.

Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2009-09-04 06:51:11 UTC
How can you decide that that's MAC specific?

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Please tell me here in the issue:
- Whether for Mac option 'Tools -> Options -> OOo -> General'option 
  "Use OOo open/save dialogs" does exist
- If yes, whether you also see the problem with checked option  
  "Use OOo open/save dialogs"
- Whether <Cmd-A> works in file name panes of other application 
  (please contribute names of those applications)
Comment 5 dja 2009-09-04 10:48:01 UTC
It is Apple Macintosh specific as no other computer has a Command/Apple/⌘ button.

As mentioned, the keyboard shortcut works properly in TextEdit. It also works in
Firefox 3.0.13, TeXShop 2.26, and Terminal 2.1 (272), for example.

Steps to reproduce.
 - Create a new document.
 - Type "ABCD" into the document.
 - Save the document by clicking File->Save.
 * All text in the "Save As:" field is selected by default.
 - Deselect the text by clicking inside the file name box.
 - Press Cmd-A.
 * Observe that, whilst the Edit menu flashes, the text is not selected.

The *correct* behaviour is for the text to be selected.

There is no Tools->Options menu item on Mac, the>Preferences...
menu item is the equivalent.

The checkbox was not checked. If I check the check-box, the correct behaviour is
observed, but the dialog box is no longer the Mac OS X native one; the look and
feel is wrong.

Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2009-09-04 11:19:57 UTC
Most of what you told me is as I expected.

It's not MAC specific only because MAC key board keys are "painted" a little
different ;-)  
Other OS have correspondent hot keys.

The last and most interesting question is: does your 'Command/Apple/⌘' button
work in other applications in the 'File/open' or 'File/Save' dialogue in the
file name pane? 

WIN dos not support that hot key in the file name pane of those dialogs (but the
context menu 'select all' will work as expected), and so, of course, it will not
be supported if OOo uses that button-function.

It's without interest here whether that hot key works in a WRITER text or in a
WEB page shown with Firefox. The interesting question is, whether it works (for
example)  if you
0. Open a web-URL with Firefox
1. Menu 'File -> Save as'
2. Enter some file name in file name pane of dialog, if pane is empty
3. press 'Command/Apple/⌘' button (or corresponding hot key for your OS)
   expected: ...., because .....

Currently it seems that this shoud be an Apple issue (or WIN issue due to my 
Comment 7 dja 2009-09-04 11:31:28 UTC


 - File->Save.
 - Click in the file name box.
 - press ⌘-A (Equivalent to Ctrl-A on windows)
 - all text in file name box selected.

 - File->Save.
 - Click in the file name box.
 - press ⌘-A (Equivalent to Ctrl-A on windows)
 * Expected: all text in file name box selected
 * Actual: text in file name box *not* selected.

Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld 2009-09-04 19:05:23 UTC
Due to "comments from dja Fri Sep 4 10:31:28 +0000 2009" and further
investigations of user 'gantim_' in IRC Works with Apples's
"TextEdit" and "Seashore" NEW. But I believe that has a very low priority.