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Scrolling document line/row at a time [closed]

asked 2013-11-05 13:10:48 +0100

MikeF gravatar image

updated 2020-10-12 16:31:26 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image


Using Version on Ubuntu 13.04.

Since moving to Version 4 I've noticed that document scrolling works differently. If I click in the 'unused' area of the vertical scrollbar it moves immediately to that point in the document (e.g. on page 1 of a 10 page document, click near to bottom of scrollbar and you're on page 9, rather than page 2) rather than by a page in the appropriate direction. This makes navigation different in LibreOffice to all other applications I use. Is there some setting to restore it to be 'scroll by page'? It makes scrolling in a large document very difficult.

Also, the 'line scroll' buttons at either end of the vertical scrollbar are no longer present. Is there some way to scroll through a document (applies to Calc and Writer) a line/row at a time. I know I can do this using cursor keys, but this moves the cursor(!) I used to be able to be writing at one point in a document, then scroll - precisely - to another area using the scrollbar buttons to check what was written, then carry on entering at the cursor position (which was off-screen) I hope that makes sense ... essentially it was easy to be inserting at one point, whilst viewing another point, without needing to open up a second view.

Dragging the scroll slider it is very tricky to be precise with 1000s of rows.

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answered 2013-11-10 07:58:02 +0100

oweng gravatar image

This sounds suspiciously like something has gone wrong with your user profile, especially if the line scroll markers are not displaying. I would try resetting your user profile.

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Hi. Thanks for the response, but I tried from a blank profile and still same issue. I think it's "working as designed" as I've 1 or 2 other applications that now also work like this, which isn't how most work, or how I want it to. I fear I may have been bitten by 'progress'.

MikeF gravatar imageMikeF ( 2013-11-10 18:03:13 +0100 )edit

OK. That sounds more like a desktop environment (DE) / Ubuntu feature affecting application behaviour. Perhaps try another distribution (e.g., Linux Mint) to see if the behaviour is Ubuntu-specific or something more deeply embedded in the DE.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-11-11 04:35:30 +0100 )edit

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