Bug 105465 - Make the "Automatic" color a real checkbox
Summary: Make the "Automatic" color a real checkbox
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Color-Picker-Widget
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Reported: 2017-01-21 13:36 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2023-04-22 03:27 UTC (History)
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2017-01-27 09:51 UTC, Heiko Tietze

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Description Telesto 2017-01-21 13:36:43 UTC
When resetting to Font color to default setting by selecting Font color 'Automatic' (using the toolbar) I always get an uncomfortable feeling. It has the same look as 'No Fill' for the Highlighting tool.  

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Writer
2. Select the Font Color color picker arrow and select 'Automatic' 
3. Select the Highlighting tool color picker arrow and select 'No Fill'  

Actual Results:  
Font Color 'Automatic' has the same look as 'No Fill' for the Highlighting tool.

Expected Results:
I personally would prefer something less confusing. For example same look as setting direct formatting to black. 

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_1) AppleWebKit/602.2.14 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/10.0.1 Safari/602.2.14
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2017-01-27 09:51:31 UTC
Created attachment 130714 [details]
Screenshot of the issue

The UI looks like a checkbox (although it does not work with unusual themes) but likely is just a button. And I guess the blank rectangle in the icon is a result from this bad design. So when the checkbox would be fully functional we could show the effective color depending on background or whatever is relevant instead of the blank. 

Alternatively, as a simple solution, a hatching could better indicate that the color is applied automatically.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2018-04-20 14:44:56 UTC
Let's go with a real checkbox.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2019-04-21 02:52:48 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2021-04-21 03:52:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2023-04-22 03:27:21 UTC
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