Issue 88115 - Alt key unavailable in Linux/Gnome -- OO should provide menu-driven insert mode
Summary: Alt key unavailable in Linux/Gnome -- OO should provide menu-driven insert mode
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0-dev
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2008-04-10 00:38 UTC by jimavera
Modified: 2013-11-26 20:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description jimavera 2008-04-10 00:38:32 UTC
OOo 2.4.0 scalc has a great new feature where Alt-click + drag
can be used to move rows or columns and insert rather than overwriting.

Unfortunately the feature is useless under Linux running Gnome
because the window manager preempts use of the Alt key for its own
purposes (moving whole windows).  Theoretically the wm can be
reconfigured, but most users will stick with the default and so
row/column moving will not work for them in OO.

SUGGESTED SOLUTION: Provide modal access to "insert mode" which
can be set/unset via a menu; when enabled, it is as if Alt is
always pressed when doing drag-and-drop.  Access to the Alt key
is not needed.
Comment 1 Mechtilde 2010-07-22 09:00:43 UTC
Do you have the same problems with the latest version 3.2.1?
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2013-11-26 20:18:42 UTC
Alt+drag moves entire window.

AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1539999
2013-11-09_04:08:11 - Rev. 1540252
Debian, KDE