Scrolling document line/row at a time


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.

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.

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’.

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.