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While the About window is open, the LibreOffice menu entry in the menu bar stays highlighted. That is not expected, no other normal app looks like that.
Steps to Reproduce:
User Profile Reset: No
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_4) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.1 Safari/605.1.15
Build ID: 7f3c2ee6c135773c98ded063bdf10ec8900bf00f
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.13.4; UI render: default;
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Presumably this is caused by the fact that the action methods for those menu entries don't return until the window has been closed. That is showAbout: and showPreferences: in the MainMenuSelector class (Objective-C class, that is) in vcl/osx/salmenu.cxx . This also naturally means that the dialogs are modal.
That they are modal probably is as LibreOffice wants them to be. Fixing that might be quite hard, at least for the Preferences dialog. Whether it is against platform expectations I don't know. My guess is, though, that in general in a macOS app, the Preferences dialog is supposed to be non-modal. Also, it isn't supposed to have any separate "OK" and "Cancel" buttons (not to mention "Reset", as LO has) at all, but changes are supposed to apply immediately. Love it or not, that seems to be the macOS standard, based on checking a couple of system apps. So this is just one more way in which LibreOffice works against the platform look and feel.
Filed a separate generic enhancement request for non-modal and apply-immediately dialogs: bug #117873
Note that other equally modal dialogs, also accessible with shortcuts, don't leave the menubar entry highlighted while open, though. For instance ⌘-F3, for the AutoText dialog, does not leave the "Tools" menubar entry highlighted while the dialog is open. So this is a clear inconsistency.
Also reproduced in
The effect is visible in e.g. attachment 128283 [details].
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still repro in
Build ID: 706afd3e765e98489a2b43934a259626f9f0be01
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.15; UI render: GL; VCL: osx;
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
*** Bug 101938 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***