Bug 103101 - Right-clicking outside table should not deselect cell selection
Summary: Right-clicking outside table should not deselect cell selection
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables-Select
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Reported: 2016-10-10 21:54 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2022-11-13 03:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-10-10 21:54:51 UTC
1) Open Writer
2) Add a table
3) Select a row or column by waiting for the down or right arrow to appear above or to the left of the table
4) Right-click
5) Selection deselected

Build ID: f309531cfe1d6a1b6ea1306d45ed3e121145bc5f
CPU Threads: 2; OS Version: Linux 3.19; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-10-04_03:52:18
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group

On an additional note, i think if the table row appears and no selection is found in the table, it should auto select the row, column or table and then launch the context menu. @UX-Advise: What's your take?
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2016-10-11 07:14:22 UTC
(In reply to Yousuf Philips (jay) from comment #0)
> @UX-Advise: What's your take?

Always trying to find generic solution I'd rephrase the task to never select/deselect per right click. In the particular case, the table works as expected but when you right click the document (header here) the focus switches. Ultimately my rule means that, for instance, scrolling down some pages you first have to select (click) a paragraph before the context menu can be accessed for what you see. And that would be definitely wrong.

tl;dr: When the row/col selection arrow is active, a right click should be forwarded to the table.

(In reply to Yousuf Philips (jay) from comment #0)
> On an additional note, i think if the table row appears...

You mean the selection arrow. Yes, having an auto selection is a good idea - and solves perhaps the issue.

(needsUXEval to get more input; should be removed for implementation)
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2018-07-03 09:56:25 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2019-07-04 02:47:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2020-11-11 18:12:37 UTC
Still repro, adjusting summary to be clearer

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 3d3180115be3b87e76189aea2031f0caa735dbb3
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.9; UI render: default; VCL: kf5
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Built on 11 November 2020
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2020-11-12 09:00:19 UTC
Right click must not change the cursor position.

But it's a bit more tricky. If spellchecking highlights a word you expect the context menu to offer alternatives - without need to left-click the word first. Fact is, we change the cursor position on right click but hide it (shown after arrow key press, for example).
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2022-11-13 03:32:06 UTC
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