Libreoffice calc click or copy and cell empties

asked 2019-05-25 21:47:22 +0200

OS: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, x86_64, current as of an hour ago

In calc, when I click in a cell with data, sometimes it will empty the cell. Sometimes, I can click, but when I go to copy, this happens. I cannot do it at will, but it seems to be occurring around 50% of the time.

An undo (ctrl-Z) does not bring the data back. The data is really gone, not just disappeared.

Right now, I save after every thing I do with success so that I can handle data disappearing.

This just started happening about a week ago.

Bug? Configuration issue? Other?

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This also is occurring in writer. Table cells are losing data.

Here is a specific sequence for the problem.

  1. Fresh start of LO Writer.
  2. I highlighted a word to copy text.
  3. Clicked out of the window and into this window to type.
  4. Clicked back, on title bar (NOT in the window itself anywhere).
  5. Highlighted word disappeared. This time, under Edit, there was an undo operation that brought the word back.
Kenneth Ingham gravatar imageKenneth Ingham ( 2019-05-25 22:03:53 +0200 )edit

Just to have asked: how do you "copy" it? Menu, Mouse, Keyboard? And are you sure, you copied it and did not cut it out?

Cookievore gravatar imageCookievore ( 2019-05-26 08:31:27 +0200 )edit

Copy with control-c. Sometimes, just clicking in the cell clears it. I have learned to click in an empty cell first. Once or twice can be a typo. Not as often as it is occurring. And, it is not a cut, because it is not in the buffer for pasting back.

Kenneth Ingham gravatar imageKenneth Ingham ( 2019-05-28 03:19:43 +0200 )edit

I asked because the described behavior is what CTRL-X does (just in case of having confused this - obviously you did not). I've no clue what there is going on with your OpenSuse & LO. It's only with LO and not happening with other applications?

Cookievore gravatar imageCookievore ( 2019-05-29 07:44:11 +0200 )edit

To answer the question above, only LO and no other applications.

Not really an answer, but the problem mostly went away with the latest OpenSUSE Tumbleweed update. My best guess is something odd in a library or a slightly incompatible shared library or... Now fighting Java errors, but that is for a different thread.

Kenneth Ingham gravatar imageKenneth Ingham ( 2019-06-02 23:08:55 +0200 )edit