Issue 34355 - cursor position after deselecting text by pressing arrow keys
Summary: cursor position after deselecting text by pressing arrow keys
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-09-19 14:19 UTC by tinux
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:36 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description tinux 2004-09-19 14:19:53 UTC
If I select some text I often want to add something at the beginning or at the
end of the selection. In other software, if I press left-arrow, the cursor jumps
to the beginning of the selected section, if I press right-arrow it jumps to the
In OOo however the cursor stays always at the end.
I use OOo 1.1.2 on Mac OS X 10.3.5

1) select some text
2) press left-arrow-key -> expected behaviour: cursor jumps to beginning of
selection, text is deselected.
-> actual behaviour: cursor stays at the end of selection and moves one
character to the left.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2004-09-21 09:33:32 UTC
TM->BH: Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 shaunmcdonald131 2005-11-10 15:25:20 UTC
This is default X11 behaviour. It still happens in OOo2.0. When OOo gets built for Mac OS X natively the 
problem will be fixed.
Comment 3 shaunmcdonald131 2006-12-04 21:54:09 UTC
Confirming this issue. Later in Aqua port this will be fixed.
Comment 4 Graham Perrin 2008-09-28 10:42:00 UTC
This bug, or something very similar, remains in release candidate 2 of OOo 3.

 1. select a word

  — cursor places itself at the right-hand end of the word

 2. press the left key.

= Expected =

Cursor should place itself at the beginning of the word. 

= Bug =

Cursor moves only one character away from the right-hand end of the word. 

= Priority =

Very surprising, very odd behaviour. IMO the priority should be raised, to P2. 

= See also =

Issue 93749, most recently re-assigned by me to sba

> word-wise: can not extend text selection, by word, using 
> left or right arrow key; a keyboard layouts issue?
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:04:17 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".