Bug 138440 - Calc missing the Right to Left and Left to Right buttons in Tabbed mode
Summary: Calc missing the Right to Left and Left to Right buttons in Tabbed mode
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Notebookbar RTL-UI
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Reported: 2020-11-23 20:22 UTC by Yossi Cohen
Modified: 2022-05-26 20:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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An image showcasing the bug in Calc tabbed view (98.58 KB, image/png)
2020-11-23 20:28 UTC, Yossi Cohen

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Description Yossi Cohen 2020-11-23 20:22:42 UTC
When using the tabbed (aka the Notebookbar) "Ribbon" style UI in Calc, the Right to Left and Left to Right text direction buttons are missing.
They are present in writer and in the normal Toolbar view.

All other modules have it working correctly (Writer, Impress, Draw)

I have noticed it in up until the latest 7.2 nightly build.
In 7.2 the option to customize the Tabbed view was added and you can hide and show buttons in the Notebookbar. However, these buttons are missing from the list entirely.

Keywords: UI, Missing, Button, RTL, Hebrew, Arabic, Eastern, Foreign Language, LTR, UX, Calc, Notebook bar, Tabbed view.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Switch to tabbed UI in calc in RTL supporting languages.
2. It's a UI bug, It's always there

Actual Results:
Missing Buttons

Expected Results:
There should be the buttons in the text aligning section

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
Show these buttons and have the ability to show/hide these buttons in calc while in tabbed view.
Comment 1 Yossi Cohen 2020-11-23 20:28:01 UTC
Created attachment 167517 [details]
An image showcasing the bug in Calc tabbed view
Comment 2 Eyal Rozenberg 2020-11-23 20:49:25 UTC
I confirm this with:

Build ID: d7547858d014d4cf69878db179d326fc3483e082
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.2; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: he-IL (en_IL); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

I see this as a symptom of the mis-feature that is the ribbon mode ("tabbed view"). It has seemingly not gotten a lot of attention in implementation considering the missing and oddly-placed buttons, of which this is a prominent example. And devoting this time may not be a sound investment of developer resources.
Comment 3 Eyal Rozenberg 2022-01-31 21:22:01 UTC
Reconfirmed with:

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 250e4886d85a7e131da76f181b3fa7be02d1a76d
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.10; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-IL (en_IL); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded