Libre Writer cannot erase original text continuously with track changes on

asked 2020-09-25 22:24:03 +0200

rshah6192 gravatar image

updated 2021-05-23 13:31:03 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

As the title suggests, there seems to be a bug in Writer wherein I cannot delete a bunch of text by long-pressing the backspace key while track changes is on. This issue only occurs while I am deleting original text (i.e., text entered prior to enabling track changes) with track changes enabled.

Here's a link to a video demonstration of this issue (sound on):

I have Libre on macOS Catalina. I have not investigated this bug on Windows or Linux.

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Problem seems to be introduced in 6.4.x. No problem in 6.3.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-09-25 22:57:57 +0200 )edit

As a workaround you can select backwards and then backspace to delete. Shift+back arrow selects letter at a time, Ctrl+Shift+back arrow will select word at a time. Cheers, Al

Earnest Al gravatar imageEarnest Al ( 2020-09-26 11:17:38 +0200 )edit

Yeah, it is a bug 135260

Earnest Al gravatar imageEarnest Al ( 2020-09-28 00:48:03 +0200 )edit