[SOLVED] Text overwrite

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[SOLVED] Text overwrite

Postby mauric » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:52 pm

When I'm going to change the font, I go to the text input and start typing the new font name (to perform a search), then the new text goes above the name of the old font name.

This happens in other places where I need to type where already there's text.
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Re: Text overwrite

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:17 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Have you checked if the switch in the status bar is correctly set to INSRT and not OVER? You can toggle with the "ins" key of your keyboard or click the switch in the status bar (bottom area of the AOO window).

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Re: Text overwrite

Postby JeJe » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:31 pm

If you type ctrl+A (that's the A key with the control key held down) or double click with the mouse ( treble click if longer than one word) then what's in the textbox will all be selected and anything you then type will replace it.
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Re: Text overwrite

Postby mauric » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:38 pm

The status bar is set to "INSRT" and the text of the input is selected when I start to type. It seems like the text doesn't refresh.
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Re: Text overwrite

Postby Bill » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:01 pm

This is caused by an incompatibility with the default Mint-Y theme in Mint 20. Change the theme to Mint-X.

Re: Over-written menu responses

This has been reported as a bug:

Issue 128056 - Styles (Writer) and settings (Extras | Options) don't disappear when altered or overwritten
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Re: [SOLVED] Text overwrite

Postby mauric » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:26 am

Thanks a lot!
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