Bug 121847 - IMPRESS: slide marking on side pane lost when switching to notes view
Summary: IMPRESS: slide marking on side pane lost when switching to notes view
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 92254
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: Slide-Page-Pane Notes-View
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Reported: 2018-12-01 19:48 UTC by hardy
Modified: 2022-09-28 10:29 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description hardy 2018-12-01 19:48:29 UTC
When switching from "normal view" to "notes view" the marking of the slide on the left pane disappears.

This behavior has been disturbing my for years now. Because this is a normal workflow for me to change some notes in my slides (needing the notes view for this) and then change some content of the slides (needing the normal view for this). And each time I need to figure out again on what slide I was before I can proceed with my work.  

I know there is a workaround (search the tiny page number display on my slide even in the notes view) and then click onto the icon with this number at the left pane. But this is bad "usability". I would be happy if this (very small) feature could be improved in some future LibreOffice release.

Steps to Reproduce:
Here is how to reproduce it:
* In the "View" (german: "Ansicht") menu of Impress, turn on the option "view pane visible" (german: "Symbolleiste Ansicht")
* open a presentation document with several slides (not just one), I assume that it will be opened in "normal view" mode (where you can edit single slides)
* use the left side pane (where all slides are shown with a small icon) to jump to a differen slide, let's slide number 7. The icon of this slide 7 will then be marked (underlayed with a color) in this side pane.
* Now use the Icon "notes view" on the top, to switch to the "notes view" (where you can edit the notes of the slides)
* result: the marking of slide 7 on the left side pane is gone :(

Actual Results:
Slide icon (on left pane) not marked any more

Expected Results:
Slide icon (on left pane) marked as before in normal view

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Slide icon (on left pane) should stay marked in the "notes view" as it has been before in "normal view"
Comment 1 Durgapriyanka 2018-12-02 18:09:44 UTC
Thank you for reporting the bug. I can confirm that the bug is present in

Build ID: 0c292870b25a325b5ed35f6b45599d2ea4458e77
CPU threads: 2; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US); Calc: group
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2018-12-05 16:18:22 UTC
Reproduced in

Build ID: c15927f20d4727c3b8de68497b6949e72f9e6e9e

but not in

Version (Build ID: efca6f15609322f62a35619619a6d5fe5c9bd5a)
Comment 3 raal 2018-12-29 17:21:06 UTC
bisected with bibisect-43max - in the oldest version is slide marked, in the latest ("bad") version is marked first slide in the notes view. It's different then in 6.3, so I'm not sure if bibisect is correct ..

This seems to have begun at the below commit.
 187d6c28fce4c615df7555c033907d211c279ec2 is the first bad commit
commit 187d6c28fce4c615df7555c033907d211c279ec2
Author: Matthew Francis <mjay.francis@gmail.com>
Date:   Thu May 28 19:28:39 2015 +0800

    commit ad0c4bf5790546242884da0c2ec281f2db9e14a0
    Author:     Andre Fischer <af@apache.org>
    AuthorDate: Fri Feb 21 11:55:33 2014 +0000
    Commit:     Caolán McNamara <caolanm@redhat.com>
    CommitDate: Fri Feb 21 15:30:24 2014 +0000
        Related: #i123197# Fixed selection problems when switching...
        between normal and master mode.
        (cherry picked from commit 163d414311b0c8bcb1b0ad7c7cbf364e0ad4e4c4)
        Change-Id: Ibabee4c67367c367a9ce1c5afffa76efa3f66bd7
Comment 4 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-01-09 14:53:03 UTC
Caolan, can you look at this?
Comment 5 [REDACTED] 2020-05-06 10:21:03 UTC
Still present in

Version:; Build ID: 747b5d0ebf89f41c860ec2a39efd7cb15b54f2d8
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.12; UI render: default; VCL: kf5; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US; Calc: threaded

See also: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/242768/the-slide-indicator-is-not-showing-which-slide-i-am-in-when-i-switch-from-normal-view-to-notes-view-how-do-i-fix-this/
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2022-06-10 03:33:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 hardy 2022-06-10 16:48:54 UTC
I have re-checked this bug in a recent version of LibreOffice (version under Linux). Summary: The behavior improved a lot, but is not fully gone, yet.

The originally decribed bug is STILL PRESENT and can still be reproduced with the steps I described in my very first comment. After the last click in the "notes" view tab, the slide marking still fully disappears. 

But now the behavior has already improved a bit: After clicking the "normal" view tab, the slide marking now re-appears. This makes this bug much less severe in my eyes. Nevertheless, it would still be nice to get fully rid of it.

My recent tests were done with:
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: d1d0ea68f081ee2800a922cac8f79445e4603348
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2022-09-28 10:29:33 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 92254 ***