Bug 123084 - In Navigator view, highlighting a group of headers is allowed despite a single header at a time is at most movable by dragging.
Summary: In Navigator view, highlighting a group of headers is allowed despite a singl...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Navigator
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Reported: 2019-01-31 10:46 UTC by ricky.tigg
Modified: 2024-03-06 03:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Navigator – Several headers selected at once (22.78 KB, image/png)
2019-01-31 10:50 UTC, ricky.tigg

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Description ricky.tigg 2019-01-31 10:46:37 UTC
Currently, in Navigator view, Writer allows grouped highlighting of a selection of headers. In this condition, the last highlighted header, which appears in a dashed frame, can then go unnoticed and as a single header at a time is at most movable by dragging. As a consequence, this grouped highlighting misleads as to the role that can reasonably be expected. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Navigator view, attempt to highlight a group of headers. See attachment;
2. According to step 1.'s expected possibility, attempt to drag that selection through the heading structure.

Actual Results:
1. – operation allowed. See illustration in attachment.

Expected Results:
Header appearing in a dashed frame, to be the one remaining highlighted, if only needed.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
Version:; Build ID:; CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.20; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 1 ricky.tigg 2019-01-31 10:50:45 UTC
Created attachment 148796 [details]
Navigator – Several headers selected at once
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2019-03-21 16:01:20 UTC
@Jim, I thought you could be interested in this issue...
Comment 3 Jim Raykowski 2019-03-24 23:11:33 UTC
I am interested in using drag and drop in Navigator to doing multi-selected chapter promote/demote.

The promote/demote chapter/level buttons can be used with multi-selected headings but currently suffer from deselecting after action. A patch has been submitted for enhancement/bug 124305 that keeps multi-selected outline headings selected after a move.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2019-05-02 10:14:45 UTC
Let's move to NEW
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2022-03-06 03:32:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 ricky.tigg 2022-03-06 12:00:16 UTC
Version:; Build ID: 20(Build:2); CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.16; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI: en-US; Calc: threaded
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2024-03-06 03:14:19 UTC
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