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Bug 105051 - Form Navigator: for "Forms" change properties title from "No control selected" to "No form selected"
Summary: Form Navigator: for "Forms" change properties title from "No control selected...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Base (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
5.2.3.3 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Dialog Database-Forms
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Reported: 2017-01-02 18:48 UTC by Howard Johnson
Modified: 2017-11-05 22:26 UTC (History)
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Forms Navigator showing Forms selected (8.83 KB, image/png)
2017-01-02 18:48 UTC, Howard Johnson
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Properties dialog showing "No control selected" title (5.51 KB, image/png)
2017-01-02 18:49 UTC, Howard Johnson
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Description Howard Johnson 2017-01-02 18:48:09 UTC
Created attachment 130097 [details]
Forms Navigator showing Forms selected

In Form Navigator when "Forms" is selected (top of the tree) and when the properties dialog is open showing properties of the selected item in the Form Navagator, suggest changing the properties dialog title from "No control selected" to "No form selected".

Although I get it that a form is just really a type of control, I think it is misleading, especially to the new users, when clicking on Forms, to see "No control selected".

I think this is a pretty simple change that would help improve the user interface.
Comment 1 Howard Johnson 2017-01-02 18:49:02 UTC
Created attachment 130098 [details]
Properties dialog showing "No control selected" title
Comment 2 Howard Johnson 2017-01-02 18:50:55 UTC
Question:  Is it possible to have some other sort of control under Forms than a Form?  I guess I was under the impression that only a Form could be under Forms.
Comment 3 Robert Großkopf 2017-01-03 10:40:04 UTC
"No control selected" is the title every time there isn't a control selected. So it might be a little bit more than a simple change to "No form is selected" when clicking on the folder for all forms.

But it is right - the message is misleading.

for comment2: It is possible to create a hidden control there. Don't know why it couldn't be chosen like all other controls.
Comment 4 Howard Johnson 2017-01-03 21:18:02 UTC
(In reply to robert from comment #3)
> ..it might be a little bit more than a simple change to "No form
> is selected" when clicking on the folder for all forms.

I see your point. I didn't realize that if I deselected everything that I also would see this title.

So how about changing it to "No form or control is selected", or if you like "No control or form is selected"?