Bug 123972 - UI menu disapppears before submenu can open
Summary: UI menu disapppears before submenu can open
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Main-Menu a11y
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Reported: 2019-03-09 21:20 UTC by Nick Levinson
Modified: 2019-03-20 13:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Nick Levinson 2019-03-09 21:20:19 UTC
In LO version, using an alt-character shortcut to open a menu that has a submenu for the first menu item and releasing the keys before the submenu opens causes the menu to close. You have to open it again and hold it (albeit not for long) till the submenu opens, then you can proceed normally.

In Writer and Calc, this is with the File and Format menus. In LibreOffice with no document open, this is with the File menu.

Keeping the keys down until the submenu opens results in correct behavior. If the first menu item does not have a submenu, the menu behavior is correct.

I did not test the other major subprograms (on my installation, Draw, Math, and Base).

To a speed typist, this can make LibreOffice look broken.

Steps to Reproduce:
Per description.

Actual Results:
Menu disappears.

Expected Results:
Menu should stay to allow selection of item or submenu.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Not sure how long this has been happening; may not be for this version only.
Comment 1 Dieter Praas 2019-03-10 16:37:27 UTC
I can't reproduce it with

Version: (x64)
Build-ID: 90f8dcf33c87b3705e78202e3df5142b201bd805
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0; UI-Render: Standard; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: group threaded

Perhaps only Linux?
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2019-03-14 18:50:57 UTC
Thank you for reporting the bug. To be certain the reported issue is not
related to corruption in the user profile, could you please reset your
Libreoffice profile ( https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile ) and

I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to
'UNCONFIRMED' if the issue is still present
Comment 3 Nick Levinson 2019-03-16 18:53:28 UTC
I "[r]eset entire user profile" from Safe Mode. The problem is the same.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2019-03-18 20:03:34 UTC
Could you please paste the info from Help - about LibreOffice ?

I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to
'UNCONFIRMED' once the information has been provided
Comment 5 Nick Levinson 2019-03-20 01:45:33 UTC
From Help > About LibreOffice:


Build ID:

CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.20; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 

Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 6 Peter Vágner 2019-03-20 13:20:32 UTC
I am using Libreoffice on a Gnome desktop running Arch linux.
Pressing alt key alone does not open the menu and it's expected.
I am unable to reproduce this for example by pressing alt+f for the file menu or F10.
 I am not sure I'm good candidate for testing this though.

Build ID: 6.2.1-1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.0; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-US (en); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded