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Bug 121593 - Multi-selection should be selection of objects, even if clicked inside the text area
Summary: Multi-selection should be selection of objects, even if clicked inside the te...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-11-21 15:24 UTC by rot_753
Modified: 2019-05-16 12:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Situation of multi-selection after click inside text area (8.06 KB, image/png)
2019-05-05 22:00 UTC, rot_753

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Description rot_753 2018-11-21 15:24:43 UTC

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select multiple Rectangles in Impress
2. Change font

Actual Results:
Only font of last selected rectangle changes

Expected Results:
Font of all selected rectangles changes

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Timur 2018-11-22 16:11:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 rot_753 2019-05-05 22:00:20 UTC
Created attachment 151192 [details]
Situation of multi-selection after click inside text area
Comment 3 rot_753 2019-05-05 22:00:52 UTC
(In reply to Timur from comment #1)
> Please explain and add precise steps. What are rectangles, text boxes? 
> I don't reproduce with text boxes.

I figured out that this problem only occurs if the second selection of the multi-selection is selected by a shift+click inside the text are of that object (see screenshot). The expected behavior would be that the multi-selection is a selection of objects. Instead multiple objects get selected but the focus is on editing the text of the object selected last. In the case of a multi-selection a click inside the text area should trigger a selection of the object instead editing the text. 

This happens for both, text boxes as well as shapes with area and text (e.g. rectangle with text).
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-05-08 21:46:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Timur 2019-05-13 15:50:25 UTC
What you're saying makes sense. Seems that current behavior was inherited from OO.
I'll confirm as an enhancement and change the title.
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2019-05-16 12:13:58 UTC
Yes, changing properties should apply to all selected objects. But I cannot confirm the issue in 6.1, shape color, paragraph (left align), character (red font, font name, italic) all are applied to all shapes.