Bug 140955 - EDITING Highlight active autofilters dropdown
Summary: EDITING Highlight active autofilters dropdown
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Tünde Tóth
Whiteboard: target:7.2.0
: 141654 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: AutoFilter
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Reported: 2021-03-11 14:36 UTC by NISZ LibreOffice Team
Modified: 2021-04-13 07:22 UTC (History)
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2021-03-15 10:20 UTC, Heiko Tietze

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Description NISZ LibreOffice Team 2021-03-11 14:36:48 UTC
This is a followup to bug #89841
Currently the active status of an autofilter is indicated by a blue dropdown arrow in the cell, and blue row numbers; similar to what Excel does.

An interesting (also: easily implementable) idea came up in the discussion of bug #89841: to make the whole dropdown blue, not only its arrow (which could be made white to make it stand out), as seen on mockup image attachment #169363 [details]

This bug is for discussing/implementing this idea.
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2021-03-11 15:47:01 UTC
+1, but I'd used a system color that column heading selecting uses
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2021-03-15 10:20:25 UTC
Created attachment 170490 [details]

Don't see a drawback. We could also just invert the colors (grey/white- depending on theme) which also makes the item outstanding but without trusting so much in colors.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2021-03-15 10:21:05 UTC
Could be an easyhack...
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2021-03-16 10:41:53 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> Could be an easyhack...

patch already in https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/112378
Comment 5 Commit Notification 2021-03-19 20:03:49 UTC
Tünde Tóth committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#140955 sc UI: highlight active autofilter dropdown

It will be available in 7.2.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 6 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2021-04-08 12:18:11 UTC
Verified in: 

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: ea4fb1559f7b99a0bfaf18f26cb3b6972c9cde1c
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 17134; UI render: default; VCL: win
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU); UI: hu-HU
Calc: threaded
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2021-04-13 07:22:16 UTC
*** Bug 141654 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***