Bug 119498 - Selecting text with light-colored font should darken the color
Summary: Selecting text with light-colored font should darken the color
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Selection
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Reported: 2018-08-26 00:00 UTC by Gabriel Staples
Modified: 2018-09-19 18:08 UTC (History)
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Description Gabriel Staples 2018-08-26 00:00:10 UTC
I'm using this version:

Build ID: efb621ed25068d70781dc026f7e9c5187a4decd1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: CL

Sometimes it is useful to "hide" text in the document by making it white font on a white background. However, when using the mouse to highlight (ie: select) the text, it is still invisible. This should not be. In Microsoft Word, for example, using Ctrl + A to select all text in a document causes the selection "highlighting" to be dark if the font is light. Therefore, invisible text becomes visible.

 Please add a feature like that in LibreOffice, to make text that is below a certain threshold of darkness to be highlighted with a dark background in order to make it visible when selecting it via the mouse or Ctrl + A or whatever.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-09-19 18:08:11 UTC
Sounds reasonable -> NEW