context-dependent misbehavior of date, time shortcuts
- Starting from an empty cell, ctrl-; inserts the date (as expected). However, it leaves the cursor in front of the inserted text, which is weird.
- Starting from a non-empty cell, crtl-; does not insert the date, which is weird. Also it pops up a "smiley" window, which is even weirder.
- Similar words apply to ctrl-shift-; (but no smileys).
Expected and Desired Behavior:
- These shortcuts should work the same, no matter whether the cell is empty or not.
- The cursor should be left after the inserted text, just as it would be if the text has been typed in by hand.
- In particular, there is a well-known idiom ctrl-; space ctrl-shift-; that should insert the date and time. I'm told this is standard excel behavior, although I'm not in a position to double-check that myself.
This is not critical, because there are several workarounds. One possibility is ctrl-; ctrl-A ctrl-X Esc ctrl-shift-; ctrl-V space which is workable but super-arcane.
This is observed with a very recent gnumeric version '1.12.48' compiled from freshly-pulled git sources. It is also observed with a years old gnumeric version '1.12.38'.