Bug 105249 - INSERT BOOKMARK dialog: when opened, the bookmark "NAME" should be empty or selected (saves time)
Summary: INSERT BOOKMARK dialog: when opened, the bookmark "NAME" should be empty or s...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 130647 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Bookmarks
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Reported: 2017-01-11 03:07 UTC by john
Modified: 2020-08-29 13:27 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description john 2017-01-11 03:07:46 UTC
The new Bookmark dialog in LO 5.2.3 is very nice but with one small flaw. When inserting a new bookmark, the dialog opens with "Bookmark 1" auto-filled as the default bookmark name. The user must manually select and delete this text in order to replace it with their own label.

This problem would be avoided if the default text "Bookmark 1" were selected when the dialog opens, allowing the user to simply over-type the default text.
Comment 1 Kevin Suo 2017-01-11 07:26:38 UTC
This is a valid feature request. Set to NEW.
Comment 2 ggallozz 2017-04-02 08:45:28 UTC
I support this request, and furthermore I would stress that default bookmark naming greatly improves our work, if it offers selected text, if any, instead of generic "Bookmark 1" name.
Comment 3 sdc.blanco 2019-06-04 13:32:00 UTC
I have the same kind of wish.  I always have to delete Bookmark 1.
Maybe it can be set as an option (i.e., current behavior or empty field)
Comment 4 Dieter 2020-02-14 07:35:30 UTC
*** Bug 130647 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 sdc.blanco 2020-02-14 09:09:45 UTC
Maybe this bug could be a candidate for easyHack?

I would also propose/highlight the feature mentioned in Comment 2

1. select text in document
2. Insert Bookmark
3. Have the selected text automatically copied to Bookmark "name" field
Comment 6 R. Green 2020-08-29 13:25:59 UTC
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 8061b3e9204bef6b321a21033174034a5e2ea88e
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19041; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-GB (en_GB); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded

Strongly support this enhancement. It saves the user having to perform a few clicks and a drag to select the existing text.