Issue 7566 - Can't leave cell with <TAB> after autocompletion
Summary: Can't leave cell with <TAB> after autocompletion
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: oc
QA Contact: issues@sc
Keywords: oooqa
: 43098 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-09-07 01:11 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2009-02-09 19:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description Unknown 2002-09-07 01:11:22 UTC

I'm working on a list and OO calc is a great help with it's auto completion.

After typing the first letters auto-completion offers a solution. If I want to 
accept that, I have to hit <ENTER>. But I'm not able to leave the field with 
<TAB> before hitting <ENTER>. Would you please correct that?

Comment 1 rbywater 2002-09-10 09:34:28 UTC
Confirmed that you are unable to TAB off a cell when autocompletion 
has taken effect.  Given ability to TAB in all other cases this 
would indeed appear, on the surface, to be a defect.
Comment 2 frank 2002-09-10 15:23:17 UTC
Hi Alex,

you have just discovered one of our not widely known features. 

Just type in A1 ddd, in A2 ddb, in a3 ddc. Type d in cella4 and press
the TAB Key. As you can see, you are cycling through the given
alternatives. If you use SHIFT + TAB you are cycling backwards. So TAB
can't work as you want.

Hope this helps.

Comment 3 frank 2002-09-10 15:25:13 UTC
closed as this is an implemented feature
Comment 4 Unknown 2002-09-12 00:00:32 UTC

I checked what you wrote and it's indeed usefull but sometimes 
annoying. So it would be nice to turn this of by option. Let's 
consider this case: You start a list with "motorsport" in cell A1 and 
start typing "motors" in cell A2.

Now you can't leave the cell A2 with TAB, because autocompletion 
kicked in and suggests to write "motorsport", despite it's the only 
option with nothing else to cycle trough. Cursor keys won't help 
either, because the completed word "motorsport" will remain.

So the only way to leave the cell with what I wanted to be there 
("motors") is to kill autocompletion manually by pressing <DEL> and 
then going forward with <TAB> or <Cursor left/down/anywhere>.

Typing a big list this way without watching the monitor closely is 
very hard and annoying if you didn't mention OO not going forward.

Would be nice to turn off autocompletion-cycling by option. In this 
case it should abort the autocompletion on pressing TAB, leaving the 
manually typed part unchanged in the cell.

The autocompletion is a great thing to use, but having it everywhere 
and every time can be seriously annoying when it's blocking my way 

Comment 5 frank 2002-09-12 08:49:34 UTC
Hi Alex,

if you do not need or want this autoinput, just switch it off.

Choose Tools - Cell content from the menu bar and uncheck the
Autoinput Option.

Hope this helps.

Comment 6 Unknown 2002-09-12 22:50:07 UTC

That's what I wanted.

But it might be an idea to turn just the auto-completion *cycling* 
off. Just an idea. ;)

Comment 7 frank 2005-02-21 11:28:24 UTC
*** Issue 43098 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 clement_pillias 2009-02-09 19:18:41 UTC
It seems to be a duplicate of issue 18748, so can it really be closed with
resolution INVALID?