[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Making default tab prefix name configurable in Calc

Stefan Knorr (Astron) heinzlesspam at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 9 08:45:12 PST 2012

Hi Albert,

> At least I get two annoying bugs:
> 1) The cursor moves In front of the text when the Prefix is reverted.
> 2) When trying to delete text in the edit box, the last character
> sticks (can't be deleted).
> Does someone have a clue whats going on?

Hm, no (not a coder I am). But can you check the characters being
typed before displaying them and then just ignore them if they're
illegal? (Or would that create a lag?)

> 2) FixedLine message
> + Not in-your-face.
> - Takes up space
> - Only space for short error message

This should be the way to go. Please have a look at the stuff that
Markus did for 3.5:
* core/sc/source/ui/namedlg
* core/sc/source/ui/src/name[def]dlg.src

(The feature can be found under Insert > Names > Manage)
It currently allows only one-liners, expanding that would be highly
welcome, I think. Nevertheless, short error messages are definitely a
plus (just not if they're forced to be short).

Also have a look at the discussions about the feature (and see why
Markus and Christoph didn't like using the system bell -- sorry you'll
have to search for this information):

The Whiteboard for the feature is here:


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