Bug 113824 - EDITING: Sheet is freezing after editing a shown comment and switching between sheets (until ESC pressed)
Summary: EDITING: Sheet is freezing after editing a shown comment and switching betwee...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 116956 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Calc-Comments
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Reported: 2017-11-14 12:30 UTC by Thomas Lendo
Modified: 2023-07-21 03:17 UTC (History)
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Description Thomas Lendo 2017-11-14 12:30:40 UTC
Comment and the whole sheet can't be edited anymore after switching to another sheet and back.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open a new Calc spreadsheet.
2. Create a second sheet (Sheet2).
3. Insert a comment in a cell of the second sheet.
4. Type a character at will in this comment.
5. Leave the comment.
6. Go back to the cell with the comment and activate "Show Comment" in the context menu.
7. Double-click into the comment so that the cursor is blinking in it.
8. Stay in the comment and witch to Sheet1.
9. Go back to Sheet 2.

Actual result:
No cell and no comment can be edited in Sheet 2 anymore.

Expected result:
User should be able to further edit the comment where the cursor was before switching the sheet. User should also be able to edit the whole sheet. ;-)

LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-

Version: (x64)
Build-ID: 07ac168c60a517dba0f0d7bc7540f5afa45f0909
CPU-Threads: 8; BS-Version: Windows 6.19; UI-Render: Standard

Version: (x64)
Build ID: a5af0fd9f27af42cf2e8571f659cdad6e606215b
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-11-07_00:30:02
Comment 1 Timur 2017-11-14 16:41:31 UTC
Repro. Workaround: press ESC.
Comment 2 Andrew 2018-04-12 07:38:32 UTC
*** Bug 116956 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2019-04-14 02:49:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2021-04-14 03:37:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Thomas Lendo 2021-07-20 21:08:43 UTC
Still reproducible with
Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 949658028e722e5d2657b503eb20e16e41dbd8cf
CPU threads: 12; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: de-AT (de_AT); UI: de-DE
Calc: threaded
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2023-07-21 03:17:18 UTC
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