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bug #56127: Variable Editor should move to next row after entering value and pressing <Return>

Submitter:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted:  Fri 12 Apr 2019 08:30:38 PM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Sat 13 Apr 2019 06:06:50 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Agree, it's intuitive to me that the default should match standard spreadsheet behavior. The Tab key already moves the cursor to the right, and creates new columns as necessary. The Enter key should do the same, and add new rows when the last row of the matrix is reached.

Side point: is there a reason why 16 blank rows are always appended to the variable editor?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 12 Apr 2019 09:33:35 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I have no objections to supporting more options.  I just dislike that there is only one hardcoded behavior which isn't the natural one for me.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Fri 12 Apr 2019 08:49:29 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Most if not all spreadsheet programs make it a configurable option what the enter key does after editing a cell.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Fri 12 Apr 2019 08:30:38 PM UTC, original submission:  

The UI for spreadsheets is usually that, when entering a value in to a cell and pressing <Return>, input is terminated and the cursor moves to the next row down.  I was just using the Variable Editor to enter a few numbers and I found it slow enter a table of values because I had to spend time moving the cursor to the correct cell after every input.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator


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