Issue 6336 - Preselection of default values
Summary: Preselection of default values
Alias: None
Product: ui
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO PleaseHelp
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: rfe_eval_ok
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Reported: 2002-07-08 00:36 UTC by vince
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History)
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Description vince 2002-07-08 00:36:20 UTC
Values in several dialogs are not preselected. This makes it a tick to slow to change them, because 
you have to select them first.
Comment 1 uhe 2002-07-08 07:33:24 UTC
UHE->FT: Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 Frank Schönheit 2002-07-09 16:01:05 UTC
ehm .... am I the only one who does not understand this bug?
Comment 3 daniel.rentz 2002-07-10 11:09:07 UTC
Take a look at
chapter 2.1
Comment 4 Frank Schönheit 2002-07-10 13:01:20 UTC
ah! Thanks, Daniel. I apologize for not knowing this (still did not
read all protocols from my 3-week-vacation), but I admit I would have
said something, anyway. A bug description which can be understood by
insiders only is useless, sorry :)

Comment 5 Frank Schönheit 2003-02-17 16:14:40 UTC
changing target to 2.0

Vince, sorry, 1.0.2 is simply unrealistic (not only because it's
already out, but also because such a change is too large for a product
update, and this is what x.y.? versions are).
Comment 6 falko.tesch 2003-10-27 16:15:27 UTC
FT: Sorry, but the initial request is plain invalid.
Which dialogues are meant?
What kind of dialogues are meant?
Why one want to change them whereto?
What kind of selection is done (mouse, keyboard)?
Under which circumstances this happens?

Sorry guys, but this I close this one as invalid.
Please feel free to re-state this issue but with a full-blown
description (see my questions above). Thx.
Comment 7 falko.tesch 2003-10-27 16:15:42 UTC
Comment 8 vince 2003-10-28 01:11:58 UTC
As Falko requested, I'll provide a more detailed description now.

It doesn't matter which dialog you choose, it happens in every dialog 
which has a field where you are proposed to enter a text. 

Selection in this comment means, that text is highlighted (usually 
inverted) and deleted as soon as a key is pressed. I'm addressing the so 
called power user, ie people who want to have their work done ... fast. 
Thus I focus on and refer to good UI behaviour of other applications.

To illustrate the use of the requested feature, take a look at these 

You use OOWriter and want to change the font. If the dialog appears, 
nothing is selected. To choose another font, you have to do the following: 
- mark current font name
- type new font name
- move to the list
- select font
- press tab to continue or enter to close

This is awesome. The dialogs I know so far provide the following 
- type unique letters of new font name
- tab or enter

The reason, why it's easier is simple: The entry is preselected 
(highlighted) and automatically deleted when the letters are typed.

The same happens if you change cell width or height in Calc and in 
almost all other dialogs too. If you need further examples or didn't get 
my point, just let me know.



Comment 9 falko.tesch 2003-10-28 09:26:23 UTC
When selecting a dropdown listbox (like font selection in Writer) the
whole list box entry should get selected (instead of just putting the
cursor there).
Example: A user wants to change the font he currently uses in his
Writer doc. Now he points the cursor into the font selection drop down
listbox. If automatically everything would be selected it would be
easy just to type in the name of the new desired font (and autocompleted).
Comment 10 falko.tesch 2003-10-28 09:26:44 UTC
Comment 11 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:43:02 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".