How can I clear the content of cells in a table?

Hi all,

  I have a Confluence table and I would like to delete the content of a handful of cells.  I can enter the Edit mode, then I can select the cells I would like to clear, but when I press the delete key, entire rows are being deleted instead of the selected cells. 

Lets say I have a 5x5 table and I select cells B4, B5, C4, C5.  I see those cells being highlighted, but when I release the mouse to look at my selection, I see that Firefox is also selecting the text in cells B4, B5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5...  So when I press the delete key, all cells in row C get deleted.

I am running Confluence 5.6.3 on Firefox 25.0.

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Hello Eric, this is reproduceable in other browsers as well, and was documented a while ago in this issue ticket. I agree that there should be a better manner to remove contents from a table, turns out it appears not have a straight forward resolution at this time - only the workaround of removing each cell content with double click + delete.

 

This is a pretty basic function Confluence should be able to offer in their tables :(

Really Bad Confluence have lot of limitations. Even for this small functionality too.

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