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Use enter key to move cursor down in Calc spreadsheet

asked 2019-01-06 02:14:14 +0100

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updated 2019-01-06 02:15:01 +0100

Under Tools - Options - General - Input Settings, there is a checkbox for Press Enter to Move Selection Down. But it doesn't accomplish what I need: to enter a value in a cell, then have the cursor go to the next cell down.

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What does happen when you press Enter with that option checked and with Down selected on the dropdown?

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2019-01-06 02:57:15 +0100 )edit

Nothing. The cursor remains where it is.

mkostrem gravatar imagemkostrem ( 2019-01-06 23:16:13 +0100 )edit

Makes no sense to me. The default is to move the cell cursor to the next cell below after one closes input with Enter and that works about ~everywhere. If it doesn't work for you, then check that your Enter key is actually an Enter key.. ;-) i.e. not redefined to send some different key code.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2019-01-07 16:41:39 +0100 )edit

Thank you. Now that I know it has been set to the default, I will look for other explanations such as you suggest. :>

mkostrem gravatar imagemkostrem ( 2019-01-07 20:10:31 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-04-02 02:13:04 +0100

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Go to Tools, Customize, Keyboard. Select Enter, and then Reset. The default value is Move Down. Hallelujah!

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