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On Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:07:16 +0100
Brian Barker <> wrote:

At 02:13 23/09/2015 -0500, Julio Saleme wrote:
I was using the Fresh 5.0.1 version and encounter two bugs in Writer

1) at random times when I'm typing the text move to two or three
lines above. 2) random black selection shadow appears as I'm
writing, when correcting a text and start erasing everything instead
of editing (As shown in the picture)

Attached files are removed by the mailing list processor before 
messages are distributed. So no-one will have seen your picture.

So I downgraded to the stable version of Still 4.4.5 but the same 
two bugs happen. How to fix it?

It's possible that this is not a software bug and has nothing to do 
with LibreOffice. Are you perhaps using a system - probably a 
notebook - with a touch-sensitive trackpad? if so, it is quite 
possible that you are touching the trackpad with part of your hand - 
perhaps your thumb - or dragging it over the trackpad whilst you are 
typing. These actions will respectively move the cursor position or 
select a region of text, producing exactly the effects you describe. 
The fact that it occurs with different software versions provides 
extra evidence for this diagnosis. You notice it in LibreOffice 
because that is the application you mostly use.

You will probably find it difficult to believe that you are doing 
this, but I can assure you that I have watched people doing exactly 
this! Since you are concentrating on typing, you will not be aware of 
exactly what your thumb is doing. Get someone to watch you typing in 
order to be convinced. If this is your problem, you will find that 
you can adjust the sensitivity of the trackpad; this setting will be 
in your operating system (in Control Panel? under Mouse?), not in 
LibreOffice. If you reduce the sensitivity sufficiently, you should 
find this problem goes away.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

I was about to say the same thing .

As i suffer from the self same problem it is the track pad on this
laptop that causes my problem, I now use a piece of cardboard to cover
the track pad most of the time  .

Problem fixed ..

Pete .

Linux voyager 3.6.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Oct 12 23:58:58 CEST 2012
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