This question is about having different behavior to keyboard short cut Ctrl+f, compared to using the mouse to get an active search box, right when opening a writer document.
When opening a writer document, the cursor is no where. One must click the mouse to get a cursor. This is probably helpful in order to place the cursor in the right spot. But there is also no way to search the document with the key short cut Ctrl+f, unless there is an active cursor. Which is a bit irritating.
Am I the only one with this behavior? Am I the only one finding it a bit irritating? I want to file a bug. Do you find such a bug justified?
Rethinking, how can I start edit the document without using the mouse? How can I scroll the document, without using the mouse? Does the real subject of this post is `Must click the mouse when opening a document in order to be able to do something?’
To reproduce the Ctrl+f issue:
- Open a writer document, but do nothing else. In particular, do not click the mouse. The cursor is no where. Even when scrolling the document in order to find it. And yes. Despite writing to not click the mouse, I used it for scrolling. Without clicking it when it points to a point within the document. Clicking the scroll bar, just the scroll bar, does not count for the point I am trying to make.
- Use the keyboard short cut Ctrl+f in order to search the document. You will not get an active search box. You can not search for a phrase.
- Click the mouse when it is placed somewhere in the document.
- Now you will be able to get an active search box with ctrl+f.
This is probably related to questions about mouse position when opening a document, such as Opening writer does not position cursor at last position.
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