Issue 6490 - Add short cut [END+Arrow Keys], for easier range selection
Summary: Add short cut [END+Arrow Keys], for easier range selection
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa, rfe_eval_ok
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Reported: 2002-07-20 12:16 UTC by oblomov
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:13 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description oblomov 2002-07-20 12:16:58 UTC
In Lotus, Quattro Pro and Excel "block" navigation is achieved by pressing the End key and then the 
key in the direction you want to move (Up, Downl, Left, Right). This takes the cursor to the 
first/last nonempty cell (depending on whether you are in an empty cell or not) in that direction 
(ok, just like Ctrl+direction in Calc currently). I believe this is an important feature for 
those who have been using that navigation style for 20 years ... and it shouldn't be that hard to 
implement an option to activate this.
Comment 1 frank 2002-07-22 11:08:05 UTC
Hi Falko,

1 4 u

Comment 2 gawron 2002-11-06 13:41:35 UTC
Yes, yes, yes - this is definitely important issue. Especially for 
larger spreadsheets, it makes navigation much, much easier (ok, a bit 
easier - you do not to keep ctrl pressed :-). And Excel supports both 
styles (i.e. CTRL+arrows and End+arrows).
Comment 3 falko.tesch 2003-10-08 12:41:30 UTC
Add a key shortcut that uses the "End" key in combination with the
arrow key to travel to the next empty cell in arrow key direction.
Comment 4 falko.tesch 2003-10-08 12:41:46 UTC
Comment 5 ace_dent 2006-11-16 00:56:53 UTC
Using OOo 2.0.4, WinXP PC- Problem still persists.
Anyone who works with spreadsheets of a moderate size, will know how essential
this function is. With even a 100 rows, it becomes a real time saver in
selecting ranges of data (cf. Excel).

Issue is 4 years old, hence uping priority and setting target to 2.X... hope
this doesn't offend, but we need to keep this Issue on the radar.

@bh (or other Dev's), any progress updates?

Comment 6 frank 2006-11-16 08:43:33 UTC
removed me from cc
Comment 7 Martin Hollmichel 2008-01-22 07:49:38 UTC
move target from 2.x to 3.0
Comment 8 bettina.haberer 2008-01-22 09:19:11 UTC
Changed the owner and status.
Comment 9 Martin Hollmichel 2008-06-12 09:46:16 UTC
@bh: nothing will happen when set owner to requirement and leaving target at 3.0.
Comment 10 bettina.haberer 2008-06-12 10:46:27 UTC
@mh: Requirements are handled within the quarterly reviews? So there the
decision is done, which target is possible to plan.