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I'm glad to hear that playing with the keys did the trick!  Fantastic

I'm not on the GnuCash mailing list.  Well, i might have posted once or
twice several years ago but i doubt that is remembered!  Still it's good to
be reminded that there LibreOffice fits neatly into a wider eco-system of
office apps.

Renaming the User Profile is marginally better than deleting it.  It means
you can easily return things to the way they were.  It's a good plan to
create a copy of a User Profile that does work so that if trouble strikes
then you have a back-up that you can return to!  (i rarely remember until
after it's too late)

Anyway congrats on success with the ingenious answer!
Regards from
Tom :)

On 5 August 2014 18:02, Gregory Forster <> wrote:

Thank you. Come to think of it, I can switch the touch-pad off. When cells
were highlighted, I did alternately keep pressing the shift keys,  That
cleared that up. This notepad does have a spill resistant keyboard where
there is a mylar film under the keys.
On 8/5/2014 1:58 AM, Brian Barker wrote:

At 22:25 04/08/2014 -0500, Gregory Forster wrote:

I have an inconsistent and not often issue with Calc. [...] Calc does
weird things now and then. [...] Sometimes, I complete a calculation in a
cell, and press the Enter or Down Arrow key. My calculation will disappear
and a ;6 will appear in the cell. Or I may randomly highlight a cell to
check a formula, then when I press a directional arrow, my calculation will
disappear and a : will reside in that cell. Sometimes, I'll just move an
arrow key, or the mouse to move from one cell to another and wherever I
move will highlight as if I was holding down the Shift key. [...]  This all
started in early July. [...] I changed different versions of LibreOffice
(vs 4). I have LO 4.3.0, 4.2.5, 4.2.2, 4.1.4, 4.1.3, 4.1.2, and 4.0.3
(which I am currently using).  I still had the same issues with whichever
version used.

I discussed the issues and history with another tech and he reasoned
(the same as I) that LO was having memory conflict issues with one or more
simultaneous running programs.

What, you mean that LibreOffice - in many different versions - is
improperly sharing memory with other programs for you but not for anyone
else? And why would that behaviour change in early July? Perhaps you should
sack your "tech".

 My questions are: Has anyone else experienced the same?

I doubt it - at least, not as a problem with the software.

 Does my reasoning sound feasible?


 Any ideas?

If you spend a lot of time on one project or using one application, it is
very easy to blame a more general problem with your computer on the
particular application.
o Try draining the spilt coffee from your keyboard.
o Try shaking the biscuit crumbs from your keyboard.
o Try poking out the cat hairs from your keyboard.
o Try running your computer manufacturer's diagnostics (especially those
for the keyboard).
o Try attaching an external keyboard and using for a sufficient period to
o Does your notebook have a trackpad? Is your thumb or palm grazing the
trackpad as you move your fingers about? You won't believe this is
possible, so get someone else to watch as you use the system for a period.
Try temporarily disabling the trackpad or reducing its sensitivity to test.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker


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