Bug 147700 - Position of Manage Changes window is not retained
Summary: Position of Manage Changes window is not retained
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Dialog-Remember-Settings
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Reported: 2022-02-28 16:39 UTC by robert.funnell
Modified: 2022-09-12 06:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description robert.funnell 2022-02-28 16:39:19 UTC
After upgrading from 7.1.5 (I think) to, I find that when I call up the Manage Changes window it always appears in the middle of the document window. It used to appear where I positioned it the last time I used it, which is preferable.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a document.
2. Open the Manage Changes window. It appears in the middle of the document window.
3. Move the Manage Changes window to a more convenient position.
4. Close the Manage Changes window.
5. Open the Manage Changes window again.

Actual Results:
 The Manage Changes window again appears in the middle of the document window.

Expected Results:
The Manage Changes window should appear where it was positioned when last used.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 0f246aa12d0eee4a0f7adcefbf7c878fc2238db3
CPU threads: 12; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22000; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: en-CA (en_CA); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 Dieter 2022-03-14 08:01:36 UTC
I confirm it with

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 0b2e59a88b7e225b655db87910f97dca7aef27aa
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19044; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: CL

But I think evey window has this behaviour (tested with dialogs "Fields", "Got to Page" and "Find & Replace"). 

So it's a more general question, if dialogs should remain their former position after reopening.

cc: Design-Team for further input and decision
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2022-03-14 08:09:43 UTC
Yes, we want to remember the user input (in particular of non-modal windows). Some work has been done for bug 146648 to fix the problem. Please test with a nightly build.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2022-09-11 03:42:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 robert.funnell 2022-09-11 14:44:33 UTC
I apologize for not responding earlier. The extreme behaviour that I reported (with the Manage Changes window always appearing in the middle of the document window) seemed to disappear shortly after I reported, and I saw the postings saying that it also happened with other windows and referring to another bug, so I let it drop. My impression now (with LO is that the Manage Changes window appears more or less where I left it.
I'm resetting to UNCONFIRMED as instructed, but maybe somebody should set it to RESOLVED.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2022-09-12 06:49:20 UTC
Please reopen in case. Many thanks for reporting the issues!