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Bug 133304 - Highlight color button doesn't work in writer in a text box if tabbed layout is activated
Summary: Highlight color button doesn't work in writer in a text box if tabbed layout ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Notebookbar-Tabbed
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Reported: 2020-05-23 12:33 UTC by kdedk
Modified: 2020-05-23 13:59 UTC (History)
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Description kdedk 2020-05-23 12:33:17 UTC
The button is disabled if I enter a text box or it does nothing if clicked, but only in tabbed layout, not in standard toolbar layout.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new writer document.
2. Switch the user interface in writer to tabbed layout.
3. Create a text box.
4. Add some text to the text box (and stay inside the text box with focus).
5. Click on the Highlight Color button.
6. Mark some text INSIDE the text box.

Actual Results:
Either step 5 fails because the button is not clickable (in standard toolbar layout, it is.) or in step 6 marking the text doesn't change it color (in standard toolbar layout, it does.).

Expected Results:
The text that got marked inside the text box changes its color to the color chosen with the highlight color button.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Build ID: 6a03b2a54143a9bc0c6d4c7f1...
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.6; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.utf8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2020-05-23 13:59:40 UTC
Confirmed on Windows with
Version: (x64)
Build ID: b587de60d4e6aa96238766272d94f1499b22f696
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win; 
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

In the MUFFIN NB Tabbed UI, the Highlight Color widget does not activate for text selection in a Draw text box.  Same document with Standard UI in use, the selection in Draw text box does activate the Highlight color widget and will take a color.