Issue 79320 - Sum button (Σ) turns to cancel
Summary: Sum button (Σ) turns to cancel
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-07-06 11:02 UTC by skoulst
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description skoulst 2007-07-06 11:02:06 UTC
When I press the sum() button (sigma), then it turns to X (cancel) In my humble
opinion it should turn to "V" (accept), so when you want to sum some cells, all
you have to do is to double click the sum symbol (Σ) and there you are: you have
immediately the result.

Now, as it is, you must click on Σ and then move the mouse to V and click on it,
to have the result. 

Thank you for the great job you do!!!!
Comment 1 gercokees 2007-07-09 13:42:42 UTC
Thanks for your issue. You can help us making OOo better!
I like your issue very much! Therefore i will confirm.
To reproduce:
Click Sum Button (Σ) (in your formula-bar)
Notice that you get two buttons, the cancel and the accept.
Also notice that you have to move your mouse aprox half an inch to click the accept.
Switching the cancel and the accept would make life just a bit easier...

Comment 2 frank 2007-07-10 15:09:40 UTC

not a defect but maybe an enhancement request. Let's requirements team decide.

IMHO it's Ok as is because a simple double click mostly isn't what you want as
you may want to drag a selection and a nervous finger may interrupt this just
before starting the selection.

Comment 3 skoulst 2007-07-10 20:33:25 UTC
Hi Frank,

I must express my opposition to your comments.

I noticed that Sum function is pretty smart to select the right cells after the
first click. If this not what I want, I can always change your mind before
clicking for the second time.

For someone like me, where the summing of cells is quite frequent, the double
click will save some of my time.

Now, if someone's finger is nervous, then this won't be the only time he/she has
a problem. In this case, he/she can increase the time of double clicking.

thank you again all, for taking the time for this issue.
Forgive me if my English is not fluent, it is not my mother language.

Comment 4 frank.loehmann 2007-07-11 09:36:54 UTC
FL: Personally I think this is a valid issue. We should not break the workflow
in this case. The only concern I have is that some users might used to the
current behavior. So we need a Beta to gain   feedback if we change this
behavior. Furthermore we have to consider #i60408# which may cause further
changes to the Sum button behavior, because some new Calc users do not find the
Sum button at all.