Created attachment 140945 [details]
Hardcopy of a sixfold re-selection
In Writer select two not contiguous text portions, using Ctrl for the second selection (for a contiguous selection there is a similar effect, but it's more difficult to describe). Then use Ctrl+Right or Ctrl+Left. Then, as it should be, the cursor jumps to the start of the next word or to the previous one. But the selection is not cancelled, it remains and will only vanish if you close the document. Thus it seems that only the surface representation is affected. This is confirmed by the fact that if you create a selection elsewhere and change the attributes, then only this new selection is affected. The object CurrentSelection also shows only the new selection or simply the cursor position.
It seems that pressing Ctrl is the signal for retaining the selection, even though the combination Ctrl+Right or ...Left does something completely different.
As someone pointed out to me, you can even cumulate the effect by again and again selecting parts of the same primary selection; I enclose a hardcopy of a sixfold selection, resulting in an ever deeper blue colour.
I could reproduce this in Windows 10 for many LibO versions since 18.104.22.168.0. In versions 3.5.0rc3 and older and in OpenOffice this does not happen. For the intermittent versions I cannot say anything, as I had technical problems installing them.
This behaviour has been reproduced twice by other people for different Linux installations and different LibO versions, too.
Same behavior in:
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Linux 4.4; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: kde4;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group
WIN10-Home 1709, 64-Bit;
Version: 22.214.171.124 (x64)
CPU-Threads: 8; BS: Windows 10.0; UI-Render: Standard;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: group
Found in 126.96.36.199
but not in
Build ID: 3215f89-f603614-ab984f2-7348103-1225a5
Created attachment 140972 [details]
bt with debug symbols
On pc Debian x86-64 with master sources updated yesterday + enable-dbgutil, I don't reproduce this but have an assertion when trying to close the doc.
(In reply to Julien Nabet from comment #4)
> Created attachment 140972 [details]
> bt with debug symbols
> On pc Debian x86-64 with master sources updated yesterday + enable-dbgutil,
> I don't reproduce this but have an assertion when trying to close the doc.
The is no actual hang (in the sense of non-responding). The text selection is persisted
The title says that the section hangs, not the application.
But to be precise we should say that the selection is cancelled correctly, whereas the selection marking still persists and is visible, which is at least confusing
Bibisected on Ubuntu 14.04 with 43all to range https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/log/?qt=range&q=179a6db61ee30cf776747802f06edeef45fec461...558476135865d9ae7b8801a82c177fd1098386ff
I am unable to locate a suspicious commit.
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The bug is still present in versions 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206