Bug 157747 - Calc select all rows and columns corner should hint at its function
Summary: Calc select all rows and columns corner should hint at its function
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: difficultyMedium, easyHack, skillCpp, topicDesign
Depends on:
Blocks: Cell-Selection
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Reported: 2023-10-13 18:45 UTC by admfubar
Modified: 2023-10-16 08:18 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description admfubar 2023-10-13 18:45:12 UTC
In calc you can select all rows and columns by clicking the blank space at the start of the row and column headers. This space being blank it isn't obvious that this area does anything. It would be nice to indicate visually that this area does something when clicked on. Please consider adding an icon to indicate that an action is available.

Actual Results:
Upper left corner of calc sheet has no visual indication that it has an action attached to it.

Expected Results:
Add a visual indication that this area of a calc spreadsheet have an action that can be selected

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
While not a priority this would be a nice visual touch for new users.
Comment 1 admfubar 2023-10-13 18:46:57 UTC
This is the version provided by OpenSUSE 15.5
Comment 2 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-10-13 21:38:06 UTC
I agree this would improve discoverability.
Both Office 365 and OnlyOffice have a triangle corner pointing at the sheet.
A "Select all cells" tooltip could also help.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2023-10-16 08:18:34 UTC
I wonder if an icon would be more flexible. But no doubt for the tooltip.

Code pointer: class ScCornerButton in sc/source/ui/view/tabview.cxx