Bug 144258 - Left Area Header is not editable for some users (all on Qt systems?)
Summary: Left Area Header is not editable for some users (all on Qt systems?)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, bisected, regression
: 145364 148877 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Calc-Header-Footer
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Reported: 2021-09-02 07:08 UTC by erikhep
Modified: 2022-11-15 18:00 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Screenshot of the Headers/Footers dialog in current Calc master (85.08 KB, image/png)
2021-09-03 16:09 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)

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Description erikhep 2021-09-02 07:08:45 UTC
Adding a header to a Calc document is not letting me edit the "Left Area header" column.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a new Calc document.
2. Go to Format -> Page Style and ensure Header on is selected
3. Click Edit to edit header. Left area header column is greyed out.

Actual Results:
Unable to edit Left area header column.

Expected Results:
Should have been allowed to edit the "Left Area Header"-field.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
If I go via Format -> Page Style and try to uncheck "Same content on left and right pages" and then go to Edit the header; The Left Area header for Right pages are greyed out, but it is OK for Left pages.
This Also Is the same for Footer.

If I go via Insert -> Headers and Footers; then "Left area" for the header is greyed out, but the "Left area" for the footer is editable.

This problem was also in version 7.1.4.

About Libreoffice:
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 9a9c6381e3f7a62afc1329bd359cc48accb6435b
CPU threads: 12; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: nb-NO (nb_NO.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 1 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2021-09-03 16:06:34 UTC
Confirming with 

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 34a9f93018804044b756e0e49c7ea759a65d3dc4
CPU threads: 16; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

GTK only, not gen/qt5. Not yet in 7.0.

Bibisected with linux-64-7.1 to:


commit f7b2e98bb76d2ce37ddc886ab503c6b160d8849d	[log]
author	Szymon Kłos <szymon.klos@collabora.com>	Wed Jul 01 09:02:17 2020 +0200
committer	Szymon Kłos <szymon.klos@collabora.com>	Fri Jul 03 07:39:49 2020 +0200

gtk3: receive mouse events on drawing area

Adding CC to: Szymon Kłos
Comment 2 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2021-09-03 16:09:27 UTC
Created attachment 174763 [details]
Screenshot of the Headers/Footers dialog in current Calc master

It can be edited on the Footer tab, but whatever you type there is mirrored on the Header tab when you switch back, but on the Footer tab the text can not be edited.
Comment 3 Kevin Suo 2021-11-05 11:35:26 UTC
*** Bug 145364 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2021-12-04 18:46:38 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Justin L 2022-01-24 05:34:10 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Justin L 2022-01-24 06:08:43 UTC
I couldn't reproduce this at all - not in 7.2/7.3/7.4 bibisects, master, or in my 7.1.7 OS installed LO.

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 10(Build:2)
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.11; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-GB (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.1.7-0ubuntu0.20.04.1~lo1
Calc: threaded
Comment 7 Manfred 2022-04-22 15:24:54 UTC
Just want to mention that I have the same behaviour with ver. at Linux distro Sidcution, wich is based on Debian unstable.
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2022-05-09 14:24:23 UTC
*** Bug 148877 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Timur 2022-05-10 09:05:20 UTC
I amend the title "for some users" because I also cannot reproduce in GTK3.
Comment 10 Manfred 2022-05-23 20:09:42 UTC
My problem was solved with 
apt remove libreoffice-gtk3 && apt install libreoffice-qt5 libreoffice-kf5
Thanks to whistler_mb
Comment 11 Justin L 2022-05-24 05:31:47 UTC
Siduction offers KDE, LXQt, and Xfce from a Debian base. Is everyone who is seeing this problem running Qt with gtk3?