Bug 101698 - F11 opened navigator panel instead of Styles and formatting panel
Summary: F11 opened navigator panel instead of Styles and formatting panel
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Sidebar-Accessibility Read-Only
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Reported: 2016-08-24 12:27 UTC by Rpnpif
Modified: 2019-06-14 19:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Rpnpif 2016-08-24 12:27:13 UTC
After opening a .odt file, type F11 opened the navigator panel instead of The Styles and formatting panel.

It is the same when clicking on the Styles button on the right panel.

After some tries with the menus, the right behaviour came back again and the Styles and formatting panel was again opened with F11 or clicking on its button.

This behaviour is not reproducible but another user from QA french group had seen the same behaviour with a downloaded ODT file (MS Windows) that would be reproducible.

The first file had several tens pages with pictures. I do not know if it is important and was with Linux Debian 8.
Comment 1 Ysabeau 2016-08-24 12:59:01 UTC
It seems to almost always occurs with odt files and not with the templates and even if you save the file.

But when you close the file and reopen it, there is no more problem.

You can try with the odt file of the Templates website. *For example* this one:


I believe I first see that in last 5.1 LibreOffice.
Comment 2 Rpnpif 2016-08-24 13:52:58 UTC
Well, here is how to reproduce this issue :

1. Launch LibreOffice.
2. Open an empty Writer document.
3. Open the navigator panel in the right panel.
4. Close the document, not LibreOffice.
5. Download http://templates.libreoffice.org/template-center/resarch-paper-general-swedish-standard/releases/1.0/reporttemplate.odt and open directly in LO.
So it is in read-only mode.
If it has been yet loaded in LO  previously, click on its pictures in the start panel.
6. Click on Edit document in the yellow zone.
7. Type F11 and the navigator is opening, not Styles and formatting as it should be.
8. Click on the icon of Styles and formatting on the right panel, but the navigator remains in place.

Now, I do not know what that I should do to recall the right function of F11, but after some random clicks, F11 works fine.

To do : F11 and the click on the Styles icon should always show the styles and formatting right panel.
Comment 3 Rpnpif 2016-08-24 13:55:33 UTC
As Ysabeau says, LO 5.1.5 has also this issue.
Comment 4 Rpnpif 2016-08-24 14:06:19 UTC
(In reply to Rpnpif from comment #2)

When this issue occurs, the styles are not neither accessible with the format menu.
Comment 5 Rpnpif 2016-08-24 14:11:24 UTC
Finally, this issue is reproducible with all ODT file in read-only mode but with the LO edit mode before saving.
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-05 21:52:28 UTC
Tried but didnt work for me, but sounds like an issue of opening a read-only document in a temp folder through your browser.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-10-25 08:57:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Rpnpif 2017-11-03 18:18:30 UTC
This issue is still present with Version:
Build ID: 22b09f6418e8c2d508a9eaf86b2399209b0990f4
Threads CPU : 2; OS : Linux 4.9; UI Render : GL; VCL : gtk2; 
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR.utf8); Calc: group
Comment 9 Cor Nouws 2017-11-05 21:49:52 UTC
have seen this effect several times on Linux Mint installations
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2018-11-06 03:55:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Cor Nouws 2019-06-14 19:17:04 UTC
works fine for me now, in 6.3 alpha > close as WorksForMe