Bug 120904 - Clicking clone formatting a second time doesn't get out of clone mode (Impress-only)
Summary: Clicking clone formatting a second time doesn't get out of clone mode (Impres...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevAdvice, needsDevEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Clone-Formatting
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Reported: 2018-10-25 11:19 UTC by Aron Budea
Modified: 2022-01-16 03:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Aron Budea 2018-10-25 11:19:20 UTC
- Add some text in an Impress slide.
- Select a piece of it, and clicek Clone Formatting in the toolbar.

^= Note how the whole text box becomes selected, this might be related to the issue.

- Click the Clone formatting again.

=> Nothing happens, the toolbar button is still pressed and you remain in cloning mode. (Esc key gets you out of it)

The bug might be related to the text box being selected, as it happens if you start cloning when selecting the text box itself.

I'm not sure if expanding the selection to the text box is necessary, in Calc clone formatting is disabled when only a piece of text in a cell is selected, but in Writer it works on any piece of a paragraph. Perhaps this is an unnecessary restriction.

Observed using LO 6.2 alpha1 & 3.3.0 / Windows 7 & Ubuntu 18.04.
Comment 1 Aron Budea 2018-10-25 11:21:04 UTC
And both in Calc and Writer clicking the Clone formatting button a second time exits cloning mode.
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2018-11-26 15:52:45 UTC
Reproduced in

Build ID: a63cd8bbe7cf881daa8dc7a7f32f3e5ac384e902
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2018-11-27 11:14:42 UTC
Double-clicking clone format makes it sticky so you can apply the taken format to many targets. However, this works only in Writer and due to the fact that the first click exits from the edit mode you cannot press a second time in Impress but get something else. So the question to dev is why we leave the edit mode at all.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-11-28 04:08:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Andrew Watson 2020-01-16 09:47:17 UTC
In response to comment 4:

Checked with:

Build ID: 08d19fecdc7a2298d051e19cfdb7c35544855fc3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.11.6; UI render: default; VCL: osx; 
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-GB
Calc: threaded

Behaviour is still that described in original bug description and Comment 1.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2022-01-16 03:42:00 UTC
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