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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 118836] New: cell 'Delete Contents' dialog should not display on every delete
Date Wed, 25 Jan 2012 21:35:50 GMT

             Bug #: 118836
        Issue Type: DEFECT
           Summary: cell 'Delete Contents' dialog should not display on
                    every delete
    Classification: Application
           Product: Spreadsheet
           Version: OOo 3.4 Beta
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P5
         Component: editing

In ooo-dev 3.4 calc, when you press the 'del' key to clear cell contents you
are prompted with a "Delete Contents" dialog to configure varius delete options
and then have to confirm again that you want to delte even after setting the
options as you want them. This should not happen. It is horribly inefficient to
require the user to make multiple inputs on every delete.

If this dialog is going to display at all, it should be displayed only once
allowing the user to set the options desired and should not be disiplayed again
unless the user specifically chooses to change the delete options though
invoking the "Delete Contents" dialog again. Otherwise, on every 'del'
subsequent to setting the options, the cell contents should just disappear in a
manner that the user set without confirmation.

This bug has been reported for nearly a decade and has not been resolved or has
been otherwise ignored. Let's get this one fixed for 3.4. It is immediately
apparent to anyone using calc and is both highly visible and annoying.
Previously this has appeared under bugs (among others):  (2002) new (2006) closed-invalid

The closure invalid in 67161 is incorrect. Telling the reporter that since he
can reassign the keyboard configuration that this bug is invalid isn't a
resolution, it was an "I don't want to bother with it -- go away" closure that
didn't correct anything and did nothing but tell the reporter "don't file any
more bugs -- they wont be fixed". That, in and of itself, is no good in an
open-source project.

Thus, this bug remains and needs an actual resolution (by default) that
prevents the user from having to take multiple actions to clear cell contents.
Requiring the user to remap the keyboard config to work around this bug isn't a

</slight rant> :)

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