Changing the color (or border style) of a table row with the toolbar is quite a hassle and a bit counter intuitive (in my opinion)
After selecting the table row I must first apply the color (and border style).
Only 3 out of 4 borders change. (Note that the borders which have to change can't be preset and the made choice isn't permanent.) To change 3 to 4 I have to click toolbar borders button and select then "set all Borders and inner lines"
If I want to do the same again for a different row, I have to start all over again.
The Word workflow has more logic in it (in my opinion). I can reapply the same border settings, by simply clicking to borders button again.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open LibreOffice
2. Insert a table (4 rows)
3. Click the second row
4. Change the inner and outer border color for all borders to - for example - red
5. Now select row 4 repeat step 4
The process of making border changes is quite cumbersome.
Less steps to reach the same goal
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Although I agree that the dependency is strange it WFM. Just turn it around and consider what happens when you, for instance, hide the border for some cells. In that case you do not want to apply all other properties. So the multiple steps are required. As an all-in-once solution we have the table style to manipulate many properties at once (not completed yet). -> WFM but lets see what others think