There is no signal to show the ON or OFF status of Edit > Track Changes > Record
I believe that a change in icon was intended but is missing.
Build ID: 1:6.0.6-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: x11;
Locale: en-US (en); Calc: group
Steps to Reproduce:
1.open a document
2.press in menu Edit > Track Changes > Record
3.delete some arbitrary text... it should turn tan
4.open in menu Edit > Track Changes > Record ... there is no change, though it is recording
3.deleted text should turn tan
4.there is no change, though it is recording
change in icon or menu item AND a change of some icon or indicator in status bar
User Profile Reset: No
When I press record changes, the icon gets highlited, so I can't confirm your oberservation
It might be useful to add something to the status bar. But that are two different things, I think.
I wouldn't recommend you to use x11, instead use gtk/gtk3 or kde backends...
Anyway, i've just tried in
Build ID: 5e89aad61e143ad6a52291ef7065f5b22e348c85
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: x11;
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
and there's a thin border around the border indicating it's toggled.
closing as resolved notabug