Bug 136079 - Selecting text in Drop Caps only underlines selected characters
Summary: Selecting text in Drop Caps only underlines selected characters
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
7.0.0.3 release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Paragraph-Drop-Caps Selection
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Reported: 2020-08-24 15:02 UTC by Clarc
Modified: 2022-08-16 13:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Example-screenshot. I highlighted the two middle letters and it's really hard to see. (27.30 KB, image/png)
2020-08-24 15:02 UTC, Clarc
Details
Example file (19.33 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2022-08-16 13:54 UTC, Dieter
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Description Clarc 2020-08-24 15:02:29 UTC
Description:
For older people (and for users that aren't paying close attention), it can be difficult to see, whether they actually have highlighted Text in one of those gray boxes. (see attached screenshot)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create Drop Caps (or use another way of creating one of those gray boxes)
2. Highlight Text

Actual Results:
 

Expected Results:
I suggest to not leave a majority of the area gray. Maybe use another color (the usual blue maybe? Maybe use stripes or some other technique to still show the user, that it's not regular text he's highlighting.)

Horizontal blue-white stripes could be worth considering.
1. This differentiates the marked box-text from regular text
2. It still keeps the text readable
2. It differentiates the marked box-text from unmarked box-text.


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Comment 1 Clarc 2020-08-24 15:02:47 UTC
Created attachment 164639 [details]
Example-screenshot. I highlighted the two middle letters and it's really hard to see.
Comment 2 Dieter 2020-08-24 15:43:57 UTC
I confirm it with

Version: 7.0.0.3 (x64)
Build ID: 8061b3e9204bef6b321a21033174034a5e2ea88e
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19041; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded

It's not about text highlight (that works) but about text selection. If you select the whole paragraph it seems that Drop Caps are in the foreground of selection.

Actual result: Selected characters are underlined
Expected result: Selected characters should be marked as in normal text.

Clarc, you've mentioned "other boxes". Could you please specify this?
Comment 3 Clarc 2020-08-24 16:31:20 UTC
(In reply to Dieter from comment #2)
> Expected result: Selected characters should be marked as in normal text.
This would definitely be an improvement, it might be even better though if it looks slightly different from regular selected text. Why? Because we might want to preserve the visual difference between Drop Caps and regular text.

> Clarc, you've mentioned "other boxes". Could you please specify this?
I'm pretty certain that there exist other functionalities which create similar environments to the Drop Caps one. (i just can't remember which actions created those environments)
Highlighted text in those places might also stay gray, just like it does when highlighting Drop Caps-text.
Comment 4 Dieter 2022-08-16 13:54:52 UTC
Created attachment 181807 [details]
Example file

Bug still present in

Version: 7.4.0.3 (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: f85e47c08ddd19c015c0114a68350214f7066f5a
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19044; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: CL

Actual result:
If you exclude last character from selection, you can see blue line as indicator for selection.
If last character is included in selection, you even can't see a blue line.


Expected result:
Characters are marked as highlighted as in normal text.