Undo button does not work

asked 2020-04-04 02:54:55 +0200

scottsp gravatar image

I am using Version: (x64) with Zotero add-on. I have been working in an unsaved document for 2 working days when I accidentally selected all the text and started typing, which meant that I deleted the text I had been writing. I pressed ctrl + z, but nothing happened and in the Edit menu, the last command is written under the Undo option, but nothing happens. I really need to recover the text, I am desperate. Does anyone know how to solve this? Seems like it is a known bug.

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working in an unsaved document for 2 working days

Seems like it is a known bug.

Sure. This bug is sometimes referred to as luser. No way to fix it programmatically.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-04-04 08:05:59 +0200 )edit

There are other people with the same problem:https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/177804/why-doesnt-undo-command-work-sometimes/ and I am simply asking if there is any way for me to recover my document?

scottsp gravatar imagescottsp ( 2020-04-04 12:57:55 +0200 )edit

I am simply asking

No, you're not. You're claiming a bug. This is highly rude, arrogant and disrespectful to the LibreOffice developers (unless you provide a solid testcase, and you do not).

Anyway, try searching in /backup and /temp in your user profile. Just maybe you'll have some luck.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-04-04 13:17:08 +0200 )edit

I did not mean to be rude or disrespectful. The bug seems to be in the Zotero add-on which I should have clarified better perhaps, sorry for that. The question is if there is a way to access the cache where the last versions of the documents are saved? I have checked the backup folder and there I can only find the last autosaved version. Under the Undo dropdown menu I can still see the list of the last changes but nothing happens when I select them.

scottsp gravatar imagescottsp ( 2020-04-04 13:33:58 +0200 )edit

Then, I'm afraid, no luck. If the last autosaved version does not contain the text you want to recover, it's just gone. Lesson to learn: Ctrl + S is your good friend.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-04-06 13:54:31 +0200 )edit

On Word for Mac there is an edit option called, "Delete selected text when you type." Is there an equivalent in Writer?

SealedStrawberry gravatar imageSealedStrawberry ( 2020-04-12 00:14:43 +0200 )edit