Bug 120194 - Weird interaction between tab pages of character dialog
Summary: Weird interaction between tab pages of character dialog
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
4.1 all versions
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Character-Dialog
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Reported: 2018-09-29 16:01 UTC by Tamás Zolnai
Modified: 2021-08-14 04:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Screenshot showing the wrong state of the Text Effects tab page (18.68 KB, image/png)
2018-09-29 16:03 UTC, Tamás Zolnai

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Description Tamás Zolnai 2018-09-29 16:01:32 UTC
I saw a weird behavior while using Character Propertied dialog. Sometimes when I change properties on Font Effects tab page and then switch to the Position tab page the set properties seemed to be reverted somehow. The preview shows the text on a way that my changes was reverted, even if I switch back to the Font Effects tab page and there my settings was not reverted. However when I close the dialog the selected text will get the formatting shown by the preview and not what the Font Effects tab page settings indicate.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Writer
2. Type some text and select it for formatting
3. Open Character Properties dialog (context menu -> Character... -> Text Effects) and set a single Overlining
4. Close the dialog -> overlining is applied on the text as expected
5. Open the Character Properties dialog again
6. Select a different overlining on Text Effect tab page (e.g. bold) -> preview on the bottom shows the right overlining
7. Switch to Position tab page -> preview on the bottom still shows the right overlining
8. Switch back to Text Effects and select single overlining
9. Switch to Position tab page again -> preview shows wrong overlining (e.g. bold instead of single)
10. Switch back to Text Effects tab page -> preview shows wrong overlining
11. Close dialog with OK -> not the selected single overlining will be applied, but that one which is shown on the preview (e.g. bold).

Actual Results:
In the dialog preview shows wrong setting and also when closing the dialog with OK button LO applied wrong properties on the selected text.

Expected Results:
In the dialog always the selected properties should be displayed and also when user closes the dialog the selected option should be applied on the text.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Tamás Zolnai 2018-09-29 16:03:51 UTC
Created attachment 145267 [details]
Screenshot showing the wrong state of the Text Effects tab page

As the screenshot shows, Double overlining is selected in the dialog, but the preview shows long dash overlining.
Comment 2 raal 2018-10-06 04:19:30 UTC
confirm with Version:
Build ID: e9c1cbce903d325b1e19602d72765511589f5bf2
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
and Version (Build ID: efca6f15609322f62a35619619a6d5fe5c9bd5a)
Comment 3 Dieter 2018-10-06 07:40:53 UTC
(In reply to raal from comment #2)
> confirm with Version:

=> NEW
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-10-07 03:00:50 UTC
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