Anytime I want to delete anything within a Google Sheets formula, I have to fight the program, because it desperately wants to "fix" my mistakes.

Say I want to delete a bracket, it keeps adding it until I have deleted it two or three times. If I edit cell names (for example from L18 to L17) it often adds the old number (resulting in a L187). Or it deletes the newly added number (result: L1). I have turned off auto-complete under 'Tools'. Is there any other way to fix this problem?

Using Firefox, just in case it's a browser problem instead of a Google Sheets problem.

  • This isn't happening to me. Have you tried to use another web browser?
    – Rubén
    Apr 30, 2020 at 16:44

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Unfortunately it is a bug that has lately appeared in the sheets and has nothing to do with the auto-complete under 'Tools'.
You cannot just "turn it off".

Please use the Help menu to send a report to Google. (the more the people to send, the quicker to be fixed)

How to report a bug in Google Sheets


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