Bug 156926 - Ability to Delete all images in Writer
Summary: Ability to Delete all images in Writer
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) alpha0+
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Navigator Writer-Images
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Reported: 2023-08-25 21:10 UTC by Timur
Modified: 2023-09-22 08:26 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Timur 2023-08-25 21:10:08 UTC
This is enhancement request for ability to delete all images in Writer.
That request can be seen in forums, and answers are usually to find/select/extension but delete 1by1, or to use macro. That should be done more frienfly. 
While this might be done in very long open ticket for better search and replace with RegEx, that is far fetched. 

Proposed solution is to use Navigator with one of these:
- right click on Images and Delete all (which could be done for some other objects as well, but in separate ticket)
- Shift/Ctrl click on some objects of the same type, so that Delete key can be used.
Comment 1 m_a_riosv 2023-08-25 22:44:24 UTC
Comment 2 Dieter 2023-09-06 17:31:26 UTC
Jim, what do you think?
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2023-09-07 07:46:51 UTC
(In reply to Timur from comment #0)
> Navigator... Images and Delete all
> ...
> - Shift/Ctrl click on some objects of the same type, so that Delete key can
> be used.

I'd prefer multi-selection and one function that applies to one or many/all. Besides, what happens to frames and captions on deletion?
Comment 4 Timur 2023-09-16 12:26:59 UTC
Not sure about frames and captions.. Good it is noted.
Maybe not remove what exists in Navigator, as it should be removed separately.
But really, I am interested only in images.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2023-09-18 10:02:08 UTC
I think users expect some generic contextual interaction with the Navigator among which deletion is one. And if an image is deleted the surrounding frame and captions should be removed as well.

We currently allow to delete one item and keep frame and caption. The enhancement should:

* allow multi-selection
* remove frame and caption too

Probably two topics since the first sounds simple while the second could be tricky.