Issue 125119 - Shift+Delete hangs application
Summary: Shift+Delete hangs application
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Minor with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needmoreinfo
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Reported: 2014-06-19 00:07 UTC by micawber
Modified: 2015-06-17 09:33 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description micawber 2014-06-19 00:07:48 UTC
When you are editing a cell and you wish to cut and paste text or data using Shift+Delete (or the Ctrl+X keys), the application hangs for several seconds. The edit should be instantaneous, as it is in every other application.
Comment 1 Ariel Constenla-Haile 2014-06-19 00:40:58 UTC
Please specify your operative system.
Comment 2 micawber 2014-06-19 00:46:33 UTC
Windows 7 64 bit. i7 chipset.
Comment 3 micawber 2014-06-23 07:26:38 UTC
Just to clarify, it is the CUTTING that hangs the application, not the pasting.
Comment 4 micawber 2014-08-02 01:52:39 UTC
Can anybody confirm this bug please?
Comment 5 micawber 2014-08-28 10:49:08 UTC
The bug still exists in 4.1.1
Comment 6 micawber 2014-10-31 07:06:02 UTC
After testing on different PCs, I've isolated the cause of this behavior. It's caused by the Windows gadget "Clipboard Manager" available at

When I disabled this gadget, the problem disappears.
Comment 7 micawber 2014-10-31 07:17:04 UTC
Comment 8 micawber 2015-06-17 09:33:19 UTC
This problem has reappeared, even without the software I thought was causing it. It also causes a CPU spike.

Searching the web, I find numerous people reporting this bug since 2006/7, so clearly is it widespread, although apparently not universal. Examples

It seems to have something to do with the way OO handles the clipboard, and if any other process that accesses or monitors the clipboard is running concurrently.

Once it starts happening, it happens even in the smallest spreadsheet (1 row, 1 cell).

It is so irritating that I am now looking for an OO alternative.