Bug 151252 - Scrolling the notes is _disastrously_ fiddly
Summary: Scrolling the notes is _disastrously_ fiddly
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 125294
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2022-09-30 18:25 UTC by nj
Modified: 2022-10-03 14:25 UTC (History)
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Description nj 2022-09-30 18:25:31 UTC
So far as I can tell, when one is in 'presenter' mode, and viewing notes the overflow the window pane, the only way to scroll the notes is by clicking the scroll bar and dragging it. If that is true, it is pretty disastrous. For, if one is giving a presentation - as I was today when I encountered this problem - then, to see all of ones notes, which is something one needs to be able to do _quickly_, one must do a click and drag that, if one is using a laptop (which is fairly likely), and if one does not have an attached mouse but must use a touchpad or similar (again: likely), is fiddly and, thus, slow.

So: this is something that can wreck the very purpose of Impress, namely, giving presentations. (Hence my tagging this bug as 'major'.) The reply that one should only use short notes misses the point. For, perhaps, ideally, one should; but that does not mean that the software should stuff one right royally if one does not.

What should be done: can the arrow keys, and scroll wheel, not be used to scroll the notes, once the caret is within the note box? So doing would stop those means being used, at that moment, to switch slides - but that outcome is much less bad than the one that one gets currently.
Comment 1 nj 2022-09-30 18:43:05 UTC
I add: formatting (e.g. bold) and line breaks seem to be removed from the notes view when one is presenting. That combines with the problem with scrolling to make it even harder to find what one needs in the notes. For, if one has several paragraphs - which one formatted nicely - one is confronted (nonetheless) with a solid block of text and one which it is hard to scroll within.
Comment 2 Timur 2022-10-03 14:25:18 UTC
(In reply to nicholasjoll from comment #0)
> What should be done: 
..is to search before reporting..

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 125294 ***