Issue 10897 - Change cell movement by mouse method
Summary: Change cell movement by mouse method
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 3875
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: peter.junge
QA Contact: issues@sc
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-01-23 20:17 UTC by zridling
Modified: 2003-09-08 16:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: TASK
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Description zridling 2003-01-23 20:17:02 UTC
It may not be a bug, but it's a darned annoying behavior: All I want to do is 
click-n-drag one cell to move or copy using only the mouse without also 
moving/copying the adjacent cell. The way it works now is neither intuitive nor 
makes sense. Here's what I came up with and it's difficult for others to 
understand this on paper:
1. Put the cursor on C3.
2. Click *and hold* the left mouse button.
3. While still holding the mouse button, drag down to C4 (both C3 and C4 
will be black) then while *still holding* the mouse button, drag back up 
to C3.
4. Release the mouse button. Now only C3 will be black (and it will be 
entirely black, not just outlined in black). You may now click and drag 
to F5 as desired.

Let's "fix" this one, because that's a pain for the user. This is an extra step 
that requires *significant* clarification. It's like swinging wide left just to 
make a simple left turn. I'm hoping enough of us will rant in IssueZilla to get 
this changed. When I went back to it five minutes later, I couldn't remember 
which magic movements to make (I even said "abracadabra" and clicked my heels 3 
times) and I kept moving both cells no matter what. 

Also, let's be "different" by being good where Excel is good, and better where 
Excel is not, instead of being different-difficult-complicated for the simplest 
of tasks.
Comment 1 peter.junge 2003-04-10 19:20:06 UTC
Priority is too high.
I guess it's duplicate too. I have a look later.
Comment 2 peter.junge 2003-04-24 12:16:06 UTC
CLICK and then SHIFT+CLICK is the easiest way recently.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 3875 ***
Comment 3 peter.junge 2003-04-24 12:19:28 UTC
Closed double.