Bug 134175 - LibreOffice does not show the option to remove hyperlinks on typos
Summary: LibreOffice does not show the option to remove hyperlinks on typos
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Hyperlink-Dialog
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Reported: 2020-06-21 08:37 UTC by BDF
Modified: 2022-12-20 03:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description BDF 2020-06-21 08:37:06 UTC
I was asked to file this bug report and it is based on this tweet: https://twitter.com/GreatChainsLink/status/1272394265365221376

LibreOffice does not display the context menu to remove a hyperlink, but rather suggests to correct a typo. See https://twitter.com/GreatChainsLink/status/1272394265365221376/photo/1 for example.

I also ran into this issue before where I had to click on tiny dot of the URL because LibreOffice saw every word as typo and did not give me the option to remove the hyperlink. However, even the screenshot was done in I was not able to reproduce it right now.

OS: Win 7, SP1, x64

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter a URL with a word that LibreOffice underlines red as typo (eg. https://myfriendbiggusdickus.com)
2. Right click on the typo word to remove the hyperlink

Actual Results:
LibreOffice wants to correct a typo in a URL and does not show you the context menu to remove the hyperlink.
As said: I ran into this before, but could not reproduce it. There is a screenshot of it done in https://twitter.com/GreatChainsLink/status/1272394265365221376/photo/1

Expected Results:
Ignore the typo and show you only the context menu to manipulate the hyperlink

Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
About section:
Version: (x64)
Build-ID: 3d775be2011f3886db32dfd395a6a6d1ca2630ff
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 6.1 Service Pack 1 Build 7601; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: win; 
Gebietsschema: de-AT (de_AT); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia) 2020-06-25 14:07:35 UTC
At least in current master this seems to work.
Comment 2 BogdanB 2020-06-26 18:51:34 UTC
Thanks for reporting.
Confirm this on Version:
Build ID: 747b5d0ebf89f41c860ec2a39efd7cb15b54f2d8
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: ro-RO (ro_RO.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: CL

Tee way you can reproduce is this:
1. Insert a link with a word that is incorrect and need spelling to sugest you something
2. Expect: Remove hyperlink option. Result: NO option to remove hyperlink.

Somewhere is a condition that if there is a mistake the hyperlink options should not be displayed. The hyperlink options should be there if in the case of text with mistakes. Everytime we have an hyperlink.
Comment 3 BogdanB 2020-06-26 18:51:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2022-12-20 03:19:51 UTC
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