Bug 100934 - Custom properties: problem when I edit a text properties
Summary: Custom properties: problem when I edit a text properties
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.2 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: File-Properties
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Reported: 2016-07-15 14:04 UTC by pietro.pangallo
Modified: 2023-05-21 03:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description pietro.pangallo 2016-07-15 14:04:31 UTC
- Open a new document;
- Go on File>Properties>Custom Properties [tab];
- Click "Add" button;
- Insert: Name:"Any name", Type:"Text", Value:"Any text";
- Press Ok;
- Go on File>Properties>Custom Properties [tab];
- Change Type:"Text" with "Date";
- Press Ok;

Current behavior:
You will see an error dialog. If you press Ok the property is changed to text and the value is setted to date. If you press Cancel the propertie dialog box is freezed, you can't change tab and press OK.

Expected behavior:
The change is made correctly.

Affected versions:

Build ID: 54f2a4184d1296814e64cfeab1d06ae90d002357
CPU Threads: 2; OS Version: Linux 4.1; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-07-08_01:43:14
Locale: it-IT (it_IT.UTF-8); Calc: group
OS: openSUSE Leap 42.1 (x86_64)

Build ID: ae12e6f168ba39f137fc110174a37c482ce68fa4
Thread CPU: 2; Versione SO: Linux 4.1; Resa interfaccia: predefinito; 
Versione locale: it-IT (it_IT.UTF-8)
OS: openSUSE Leap 42.1 (x86_64)

Build ID: 3215f89-f603614-ab984f2-7348103-1225a5b
OS: openSUSE Leap 42.1 (x86_64)

Build ID: 644e4637d1d8544fd9f56425bd6cec110e49301b
Thread CPU: 2; Versione SO: Linux 4.1; Resa interfaccia: predefinito; 
Versione locale: it-IT (it_IT.UTF-8)
OS: openSUSE Leap 42.1 (x86_64)

Build ID: 490fc03b25318460cfc54456516ea2519c11d1aa
Versione locale: it-IT (it_IT.UTF-8)
OS: openSUSE Leap 42.1 (x86_64)
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2016-07-16 12:23:45 UTC
The current behavior leaves the user in a state, where he does not know, what to do, because the user sees a date in the Value field, which looks right for him and no other action than Cancel dialog will work.

Currently you have to clear the Value field _before_ you change the Type field. That is not intuitive.

I see the error in Version:
Build ID: b0d96a82a4f6a0832d03d185f4a53db669adcc99
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.1; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2016-07-12_09:25:31
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: group
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:17:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 benico 2018-01-27 12:31:20 UTC
Confirm unresponsive LibreOffice when using Doc Custom-Properties.

High CPU and unresponsive LibreOffice Writer 
when using the Custom-Properties Fields-Edit-Dialogue-Box:
all is fine until pressing the Shift key.

Doing only one or two characters is fine but inputting a sentence result in having to force-close (kill) LO.

When copy and pasting - everything is fine.
When using only lower case or even with Caps Lock on - all is fine.
As soon as the Shift-Key is used the dialogue box freezes and the buttons [OK] [Cancel] [Close] "flikker".

(same problem with
AdapterDeviceId=Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ironlake Mobile 
AdapterVendorId=Intel Open Source Technology Center
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-03-02 03:51:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2021-03-02 03:47:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Andreas Heinisch 2021-05-20 07:37:00 UTC
Cannot reproduce the freeze in:
Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: e179de871b09cc2242e998fde8387cd666f1e9f6
CPU threads: 6; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-US
Calc: CL

However, if you cancel the error message (The value entered ...) the OK button stays enabled and does not show the error message again until something in the UI is changed. Maybe the error message should be shown again, if the user hits the OK button?
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2023-05-21 03:15:47 UTC
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