Bug 115368 - save dialog - character repeats continuously as soon as key pressed (with kde4)
Summary: save dialog - character repeats continuously as soon as key pressed (with kde4)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: KDE
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Reported: 2018-02-01 11:13 UTC by Owen Savill
Modified: 2019-02-28 08:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Owen Savill 2018-02-01 11:13:05 UTC
As soon as any key is pressed in the file name box of the Save or Save As dialogs it just repeats over and over and won't stop.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open any document
2.Click Save As or Save for a new document
3.Pres a key in the Name field

Actual Results:  
The key repeats over and over preventing the name from being entered at all

Expected Results:
A single character should be produced.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
What happened to severity levels of high and critical. This is a show stopper as it prevents any filenames being entered at all.

Build ID: 64a0f66915f38c6217de274f0aa8e15618924765
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); Calc: group

OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: Quadro 2000M/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 390.25
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50 NVIDIA
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.25
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.60 NVIDIA
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL profile mask: (none)
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 NVIDIA 390.25
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.20
OpenGL ES profile extensions:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:57.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/57.0
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2018-02-01 11:22:26 UTC
Does it happen if OpenGL is disabled ? https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/OpenGL
Comment 2 Owen Savill 2018-02-01 14:13:53 UTC
OpenGL is currently disabled. Enabling it breaks the rendering completely. The entire application flickers in and out. Made switching it off again very difficult!
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2018-02-24 15:10:20 UTC
Does it happen in Safe mode? Help - Restart in safe mode and then Continue in safe mode.
Comment 4 Owen Savill 2018-02-26 10:00:31 UTC
Yes, it does.
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2018-02-26 11:30:30 UTC
What if you launch from the command line with

SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk libreoffice
Comment 6 Owen Savill 2018-02-26 13:38:58 UTC
That fixes it. Different save dialog appears and it doesn't suffer the key stroke repeat issue.
Comment 7 Owen Savill 2018-02-26 13:51:34 UTC
(Problem still in
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2018-02-26 13:54:39 UTC
Ok, so it's limited to kde4. I use kde4 myself all the time, but have not seen this weirdness.

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 6.0.1-1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 9 Owen Savill 2018-02-26 14:32:42 UTC
I'm using KDE Plasma v5.12.2
Comment 10 Xisco Faulí 2018-11-26 18:39:55 UTC
(In reply to Owen Savill from comment #9)
> I'm using KDE Plasma v5.12.2

Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice
from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ?
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to
'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version.
Comment 11 Julien Nabet 2019-02-28 08:42:27 UTC
Let's put this one to RESOLVED/WONTFIX since kde4 isn't maintained anymore.

Recent LO versions use kde5.