Issue 89318 - Find function fails to capture chars typed before search box appears
Summary: Find function fails to capture chars typed before search box appears
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-05-11 22:14 UTC by foobard
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description foobard 2008-05-11 22:14:20 UTC
For those of us with fast fingers, it is a common nuisance in OOo that if you
hit Ctrl-F and then immediately start typing (before the search box appears), a
stray character or two gets inserted into the document at cursor prompt.

OOo should grab all keyboard input immediately after Ctrl-F is pressed to
prevent this from happening.

Worth noting that Microsoft Word correctly captures this input to prevent this
sort of thing from happening.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-05-12 13:21:58 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 nadejda 2009-04-23 10:45:11 UTC
I can't reproduse this issue in OOo310m9 (PC, Windows XP)
I tried to be very fast ;). I pressed Ctrl-F and almost the same time typed 
some letters. No letter was inserted into the document. 
Comment 3 smith77 2009-05-01 23:15:37 UTC
Was not reproducible on built OOo310m7 on  Windows vista .
Comment 4 foobard 2009-05-02 00:47:26 UTC
OpenOffice 3.0 is significantly faster than 2.4, which makes you need superfast
fingers to reproduce this bug.

Get your fingers primed: open OpenOffice: splash screen comes and goes: and then
immediately hit Ctrl-F and start typing gibberish. At least one character will
appear in the document before the search box appears.

I am able to reproduce the bug in 3.0.1 on Ubuntu.
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2009-05-18 12:03:51 UTC
I saw similar effect whith "Save As" (Ctrl+Shift+S) or Open File (Ctrl+O), -
When typing fast, some letters end in the document. (OOo 3.1)  

But this depends on the "system responsiveness" influenced i.e. by background
processes or network file system. I can not see problems on a "slow" stand-alone
PC (Pentium4, 1,7 GHz, 780MB RAM, Win XP, no network drives, moderate CPU activity).

An application catching and cashing _ALL_ keyboard input away... Doesn't that
mean overruling the operating system? 

SBA->MBA: When the system causes "whatever" delay, then the keyboard input
should not be put in the wrong place. Please proceed, thx.
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:15:56 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".