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Why there are no options like in MS Word to disable drag&drop and "typing replaces selected text"?

asked 2013-09-24 13:27:40 +0200

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I make mistakes and many others too. Accidentally and maybe sometimes unrecognized. To show the wishes, only for example - http://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=58771 - http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=67829 And similar - https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=66315

Here you can read in detail about the problem, if you want. Unfortunately it's only in German language: - http://www.teialehrbuch.de/Kostenlose-Kurse/Word-Basis-2003/18421-Gefahren-beim-Markieren.html

I think, there are much more users with this "problems". Formerly also there was a bug report for OpenOffice enhancement, I believe, but I cannot find it any more. But: nothing changed in OpenOffice. OK, I know, there are many people outside there who are perfect ;-) They need no options like this. But MS keeps this options in MS Office since Office 2000 (or older versions, I don't know and made no research because year 2000 back is long enough). And here is another software with one of this options, - http://www.trelby.org/files/manual.html (search for option "typing" replaces selected text)

For me and many others this option is so important, that they stay at MS Office or always thinking to return.

I cannot believe that this options are so difficulty to implement in LibreOffice. Why leave this advantage to MS? And last but not least: In Firefox, for example, you have extensions for nearly every purposes ... Would be nice :-)

Thank you in advance

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manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-10-11 22:02:15 +0200 )edit

"typing replaces selected text", is not what [Insert] key does?

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2015-04-18 12:22:57 +0200 )edit

I find it odd that Microsoft allows one to turn off Drag and Drop in Word & Excel but OO does not. What's worse is the bizarre responses attempts to get answers about it generate from OO forum users and the like.

PlsdontmakemebuyMS gravatar imagePlsdontmakemebuyMS ( 2018-04-22 01:01:03 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-04-18 03:03:49 +0200

Drag and drop text has to be one of the dumbest "innovations" known to mankind! I also wish there were a way to get rid of it!

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Fully agree with you: these injections of unexpected, random events with catastrophic consequences are an invention of the Devil, for sure.

epolin gravatar imageepolin ( 2017-07-10 21:33:16 +0200 )edit
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