Bug 132056 - FORMATTING: Change cursor to indicate whole line is selectable
Summary: FORMATTING: Change cursor to indicate whole line is selectable
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
: 145352 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Selection
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Reported: 2020-04-11 23:37 UTC by bobmcg
Modified: 2021-11-08 09:28 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description bobmcg 2020-04-11 23:37:08 UTC
When the cursor is outside the left margin and aligned with a text line, change the cursor to a slanted arrow and allow selecting of the entire line with a mouse click.  See this feature in MS Word for guidance.

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Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

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Comment 1 Dieter 2020-04-14 08:27:08 UTC
I don't see the use case. If cursor is outside the left margin you can select
- a word (two clicks)
- a sentence (three clicks)
- a paragraph (four clicks)

Use cases will be very seldom, where you select a line, that is not a sentence or a paragraph.

Wpuld be helpful, if you can give some examples in a document.

cc: Design-Team for further input and decision
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2020-04-14 09:11:54 UTC
As Dieter said, WF. It's not just the cursor also the behavior would have to change. The rightwards pointing arrow is true for table, however. Please reopen if we misunderstood your request, Bob.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2020-04-14 12:51:59 UTC
agree => WF
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2021-11-08 09:28:33 UTC
*** Bug 145352 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***