bugPSPP - Bugs: bug #47251, gtk3 / sheet - partly editing of...


bug #47251: gtk3 / sheet - partly editing of text in the data sheet is not possible - only all or nothing

Submitted by:  Friedrich Beckmann <beckmanf>
Submitted on:  Thu Feb 25 08:45:48 2016  
Category: SheetSeverity: 5 - Average
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: Future
Effort: 0.00

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Mon Mar 7 15:08:54 2016, comment #3:

I had a look at this. There does not seem to be a simple way to fix the problem.

So I think we wait for a new sheet implementation.

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator
Mon Mar 7 08:36:01 2016, comment #2:

I compared the behavior in pspp with libreoffice. In libreoffice a single click in the cell will just focus the cell. When you then type something on the keyboard, editing is started. With a double-click on the cell, the editing is started immediately.

In psppire a single click will immediately start editing. I think this is not correct. Maybe a single click should just change the focus.

Friedrich Beckmann <beckmanf>
Project Member
Wed Mar 2 05:38:01 2016, comment #1:

I will have a look to see if there is a trivial fix for this. If there is not I think it should be postponed.

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator
Thu Feb 25 08:45:48 2016, original submission:

When editing text in the data view it is not possible to move the cursor in already existing text in cells. You can only delete all text by typing characters and start from scratch.

Tested in git version c7a0edf69b4cab48148 on MacOS with gtk 3.18.7

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Open psppire
2. Enter a number text 123456 in the cell
3. press enter -> This moves the cursor to the cell below ready to edit.
4. Go back to the previous cell via mouse click -> This selects the full number text.
5. Moving the cursor via key arrows to go to some position in the number text does not work. Instead the cursor moves to another cell. Also clicking the already highlighted text to position the cursor does does not work.

Friedrich Beckmann <beckmanf>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
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    Mon Mar 7 15:08:54 2016jmdReleaseNone=>Future

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