Issue 44196 - Find erases the users data
Summary: Find erases the users data
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-03-05 22:57 UTC by david
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description david 2005-03-05 22:57:23 UTC
If you type a string in the Find window and you forgot the spelling and want to 
check it in the spreadsheet you can either click in the spread shee using the 
mouse and then scroll around to find it - or you can work faster and use the 
keyboard. However - if you use the keyboard the only way to focus the 
spreadsheet is to close the Find window tapping either Escape or Ctrl+F again. 
BUT this erases the find string you just carefully typed - yes Ctrl+F ERASES the 
find string because you didn't click find yet.

You should never erase data the user types unless he asks for it to be deleted 
(this is a basic interface rule). Escape might be acceptable to erasing data/
work but not Ctrl+F.

Please consider making it possible to focus the spreadsheet using the keybaord 
without closing the Find window. Or make sure the Find string is never erased 
even when it was not committed.

-- David
Comment 1 fengmake 2005-03-20 17:25:34 UTC
1) Open Calc.
2) Press CTRL-F to open the Find dialog.
3) Enter a string and then press CTRL-F. The dialog closes.
4) Press CTRL-F again to open the Find dialog.

Note that the string was not saved. Pressing Cancel from the dialog has the same
result. MS Excel does remember the string even if you cancel from the find dialog.

Changing to Enhancement.

Comment 2 frank 2005-03-24 12:34:02 UTC
Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:39:36 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
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