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Overwritten/Highlighted Text

Postby fangblade386 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:32 am

Hello everyone,

I made an account here at Open Office Forums specifically for this issue, and it has had me flustered for a while :crazy: :knock:

Whenever I type text, it appears normally. Then, when I try to highlight it and erase it, not only does the highlight stay, but the words also stay.
So in this below picture, I have selected text, and then i deleted it using the backspace button (this also occurs in OpenOffice Writer's font choosing menus and even when I had LibreOffice prior to installing OO).

Typed_Then_Selected.png
When I type "John", and then select it for deletion and delete it


Then, after it is deleted, the stuff is still there! Only, its kind of like a "ghost". I can not touch it, and its like a background layer or maybe a background decoration, even.
When I try to type stuff in its place, it gets overwritten.

Tried_To_Replace_Selected_Text_With_Something_Else.png
After I delete, I try to type "Alexander" in its place


If someone could help me, it'd be greatly appreciated
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Re: Overwritten/Highlighted Text

Postby RoryOF » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:59 am

Outside of OpenOffice, does typing work correctly in any other application - say the default system text editor; this might be Pluma or gedit - I'm not certain; it should be on the accessories group.
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Re: Overwritten/Highlighted Text

Postby Bill » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:40 am

I'm using the same OS, and AOO is working normally as was LO. What desktop theme are you using in Mint? Have you tried switching to the default theme to see if it may be causing the problem?
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Re: Overwritten/Highlighted Text

Postby acknak » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:03 pm

If it's any consolation, I see the same problem running OO 4.0.1 on Fedora. OO 4.1.1 works just fine in the same environment though, and even 4.0.1 works fine in the actual applications (only typing in dialog windows is affected) so I haven't investigated the problem. To be honest, I'm not even sure how to investigate; but at least you know you're not seeing things ;-)
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Re: Overwritten/Highlighted Text

Postby RoryOF » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:24 pm

I've just tried typing in a Find and Replace window on Xubuntu 15.04 (beta2) - I typed Alexander, deleted with the backspace, then typed Fred. Nothing sourious showed up.
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Re: Overwritten/Highlighted Text

Postby fangblade386 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:49 pm

RoryOF wrote:Outside of OpenOffice, does typing work correctly in any other application - say the default system text editor; this might be Pluma or gedit - I'm not certain; it should be on the accessories group.


Yes, everything works 100% fine. Before I got OpenOffice, I used to have LibreOffice (completely purged from my system now). It had the SAME, EXACT problem. But other than that, I have never faced this issue before.
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Re: Overwritten/Highlighted Text

Postby fangblade386 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:53 pm

RoryOF wrote:I've just tried typing in a Find and Replace window on Xubuntu 15.04 (beta2) - I typed Alexander, deleted with the backspace, then typed Fred. Nothing sourious showed up.


I'm not sure, but maybe because you're using Xubuntu, which is different from Linux Mint.
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Re: Overwritten/Highlighted Text

Postby RoryOF » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:26 pm

This is part of faultfinding - we know Xubuntu (and probably but not definitely all Ubuntus) is OK, Linux Mint and Fedora are not.
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