Issue 98956 - alt-up or alt-down MUST NOT manipulate cells, or rows in tables
Summary: alt-up or alt-down MUST NOT manipulate cells, or rows in tables
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: DEV300m41
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Blocks: 99080
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Reported: 2009-02-06 07:17 UTC by Graham Perrin
Modified: 2014-01-07 14:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Graham Perrin 2009-02-06 07:17:26 UTC
Apple Human Interface Guidelines: The Keyboard: 

Moving the insertion point with the arrow keys

> Option–Up Arrow
> To the beginning of the current paragraph, then to the beginning
> of the previous paragraph
> Option–Down Arrow
> To the end of the current paragraph, then to the end of the next
> paragraph (not to the blank line after the paragraph, if there is
> one)

OOo misapplication of these key combination shortcuts — AFAICT affecting the height of cells (in Calc) 
and the height of rows (in tables in Writer) is a block to at least two bugs:

Issue 98954 (Calc, spreadsheet)

> modifier keys (shift, alt, command) with arrow keys (right, down, left, up) 
> fail to move insertion point, extend selection

Issue 98955 (Writer, word processor)

> alt-up and alt-down fail to move insertion point within table


Need to:

a) first: cease to use alt-up and alt-down for manipulation of cells/rows/tables

b) then: maybe, carefully, find alternative key combinations shortcuts.
Comment 1 eric.bachard 2009-02-10 19:21:48 UTC
The meta issue is 99080
Comment 2 eric.bachard 2009-02-10 19:24:44 UTC
the meta issue is 99080
Comment 3 Graham Perrin 2009-04-16 13:31:17 UTC
Writer in OOo 3.1 RC1 feels better. I have not tested Calc.
Comment 4 Olaf Felka 2010-05-10 07:24:16 UTC