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Lighting-Fast Scrolling Makes it Hard to Select Text...?

asked 2016-03-18 20:19:45 +0100

MarjaE gravatar image

I'm not sure if this is LibreOffice, Mac OS, or the combination, but I'm having trouble selecting and moving text. Because of the scrolling.

  1. I am trying to select large sections of text. They don't fit in one window. I need to scroll from one end of the section to the other.

  2. I can't use scrollwheels.

  3. I can't really coordinate both hands.

  4. I can scroll by starting at the top of the selection, and dragging off the bottom edge of the window. But it's lightning-fast, and impossible to control. I may end up selecting 3 pages when I mean to select 1. I then scroll off the top edge to try to get back up. I may end up jumping 6 pages and selecting another 3 pages ending where I meant to begin.

Maybe some of my LibreOffice settings are off...?

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I don't think it's a setting, just a fast computer. Have you tried something like this: Select the beginning of your selection. Now place a small weight (such as a dozen coins taped together) on the Shift key. Then use the Page Up/Down or Arrow keys to better control your selection. Sure hope this helps.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2016-03-19 14:18:01 +0100 )edit

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answered 2016-03-21 08:39:15 +0100

oweng gravatar image

Please report a bug as while there are quite a number of existing open scroll-related bugs, none describe this behaviour under MacOS. Include a link to any reported bug in a comment back here for others to track. Thanks.

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