Bug 138866 - UI: Automatic shape name not shown in name dialog
Summary: UI: Automatic shape name not shown in name dialog
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Shapes
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Reported: 2020-12-12 19:18 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2024-03-07 06:42 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Example file (920.35 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics)
2020-12-12 19:19 UTC, Telesto

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Description Telesto 2020-12-12 19:18:31 UTC
UI: Automatic shape name not shown in name dialog

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open the attached file
2. Right click the image -> Select Name

Actual Results:
Empty field

Expected Results:
The image has a 'default' name

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 796c7f612603490dda9277ced0f6ab3cce3bc116
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 1 Telesto 2020-12-12 19:19:24 UTC
Created attachment 168112 [details]
Example file
Comment 2 Telesto 2020-12-12 19:30:09 UTC
The title is the 'actual problem.  However if I would consider to drop the dialog and implement bug 137835 instead 

Ideally - in my perception - with F2 press to activate the edit field (if focus being in the sidebar), but kind remind me of F2 being used already for something

I still find such dialog pretty restrictive; you have no clue how all other objects are called.. So prefer them listed (which the navigator does)

I assume someone gonna point out that the sidebar being optional and having to accommodate all possible workflows.. (however still surprised how people manage to name objects with knowing of the whole list). And why would name those, if you don't peak at the list of present objects.. which can only be done with the navigator, I think..
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2020-12-15 09:24:04 UTC
Confirmed. Writer still uses the old scheme with Shape1..n and those names are used in the name dialog. Draw received some love in respect to bug 34828 and besides the inconsistency in the Navigator interaction it now lost the string in the name dialog. Minor regression but still worth to fix.
Comment 4 Jim Raykowski 2020-12-17 06:54:27 UTC
Automatic named shapes in Draw are not the same as user named shapes. AFAIK, the behavior of the Name dialog showing an empty name for shapes with automatic names has always been. Maybe the confusion is now the Navigator shows 'All shapes' as the default view instead of only 'Named shapes'.
Comment 5 Aron Budea 2020-12-20 03:19:05 UTC
Removing the regression-related keywords, Heiko if you know of a working version, please paste the version number/hash.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2022-12-21 03:20:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Kira Tubo 2023-09-22 01:49:59 UTC
Reproduced on daily master build

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 486ae5db6987411d5e394de94b2b077099d03856
CPU threads: 6; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22621; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: CL threaded