Issue 102749 - Calc: Find: alt-tab deselects Current Selection Only
Summary: Calc: Find: alt-tab deselects Current Selection Only
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2009-06-13 19:44 UTC by nicklevinson
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description nicklevinson 2009-06-13 19:44:53 UTC
To reproduce:

1. If any OOo application is open, exit all OOo apps.
2. Open Writer.
3. Open a document in the native format or Text Encoded.
4. Open Calc.
5. Open a native-format spreadsheet.
6. Type ctrl-f (for the Find & Replace dialog).
7. Click the More Options button.
8. Current selection only: checkmark.
9. Alt-tab to the Writer doc.
10. Alt-tab to the spreadsheet.

Result: Current selection only is uncheckmarked.

Expected: Current selection only should stay checkmarked for the current or next

This happened in OOo 3.0.1 OOO300m15 (Build 9379) and was discovered during the
resolving of bug 99035.

Thank you.

Comment 1 nicklevinson 2009-06-13 20:01:41 UTC
Alt-tabbing to gedit and back did not produce the problem. Therefore, the
problem is within OOo, not the Gnome desktop environment.


Comment 2 jbf.faure 2009-06-14 06:46:52 UTC
I reproduce the described behavior in OOo 3.1.0 FR/US and OOo310_m13 on Ubuntu 8.04.
In which use case do you need to jump to doc text after you have opened F&R
dialog in a spreadsheet ?

NB : 
- You obtain the same behavior if you use the mouse to jump from a window to
- Of course you have to select one or several cells before opening F&R dialog,
otherwise "Current selection only" option is grayed.
Comment 3 kpalagin 2009-06-14 11:49:42 UTC
Confirming with 3.1 and m47 on WinXP - as described.
Comment 4 nicklevinson 2009-06-15 01:32:27 UTC
The use case is in multitasking in general. I keep a running memo in Writer of
current work and often alt-tab between that and something else to keep track of
intentions or completions, as when I drill down in a website and copy URLs along
the way to the memo for provenance reconstruction. In this case, I was
attempting to reproduce OOo behavior for the other bug and so I alt-tabbed
between the F&R dialog and the browser showing the old OOo bug report to be sure
that every step was as intended. In ordinary work, I might have alt-tabbed to
copy a string either to search for or to replace with so I could paste it into
the Calc dialog and prevent an error.

Good point re preselecting a cell. I must have already selected a range
(relevant to the other bug report) and thus overlooked listing that as a step here.

I'm changing this bug report's OOo version from 3.0.1 to 3.1 per comments above.
If it should be 3.1 RC1 or 2 or later (I'm unclear on version chronology),
please set the menu.