The font color selector in Writer doesn't behave the same way as in Calc or Impress (or Word, Google Docs, Wordpad for that matter).
I'm not able to click the font color icon, so I can type in that color next. Instead I get a mouse pointer with a bucked, to change already typed text.
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Type some text
3. Click on the font color button (default Bordeaux red)
4. Type something (text should be red)
5. Compare with Impress or Calc
Text typed next is black
Typed text should be red
User Profile Reset: No
Build ID: 88f561204d7cee25633df8117cc8d7e1ebd8e9ad
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.19; UI Render: default;
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-01-11_23:07:37
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
Yeah, let's bring this to the attention of the design team
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 88989 ***
Reopening since bug 88989 is about the interaction of splitbuttons and this ticket deals with the workflow. It is similar to bug 88903 about the automatic color that is not properly set on default text.
So the behaviour of the main button is to go into paint mode (see the mouse cursor change) similar to the highlight color, if no text is selected, which is different from what happens when you open the color picker widget and select a color, which works correctly.
So as regina mentioned in bug 88989 comment 12, .uno:FontColor can be swapped out with .uno:Color, which doesnt have the paint bucket feature.
@Regina: Thanks for the info, as i recently recently swapped out .uno:FontColor with .uno:Color in the notebookbar as .uno:FontColor didnt work in textboxes.
Patch is in - https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/37203
Yousuf Philips committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#105293 tdf#81475 Tweak standard and formatting toolbars
It will be available in 5.4.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
*** Bug 107613 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***