Bug 138894 - UI: Visual indication that there is nothing to compare
Summary: UI: Visual indication that there is nothing to compare
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: 125647
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Reported: 2020-12-14 12:40 UTC by Thomas Lendo
Modified: 2021-01-19 09:01 UTC (History)
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Description Thomas Lendo 2020-12-14 12:40:55 UTC
This is an enhancement request for a visual indication after using command 'Edit > Track Changes > Compare Document...' and when there is no difference in both documents.

Now LibreOffice does nothing and it's not seeable for the user, if the comparation was done successfully or there was a problem so that it hasn't started.

This visual indication could be an empty track changes dialog with a note that all is identical or it could be an infobar.
Comment 1 Dieter 2020-12-29 10:08:24 UTC
I confirm the current behaviour with

Version: (x64)
Build ID: dcf040e67528d9187c66b2379df5ea4407429775
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded

cc: Design-Team for further input and decision.

In general I would support this idea, but a look at meta bug 125647 shows, that LO actually can't compare everything. So an information "There is no difference" could be critical.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2021-01-19 09:01:17 UTC
We discussed this topic in the design meeting.

It's a rare use case and not worth much effort. So simple solution would be the best, which is a confirmation box.