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Bug 36208 - Can not select shape with mouse rectangle selection
Summary: Can not select shape with mouse rectangle selection
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.1 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-04-13 07:37 UTC by oc-spam65
Modified: 2013-09-27 07:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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A rectangle shape that I can not select with rectangle selection (8.53 KB, application/
2011-04-13 07:37 UTC, oc-spam65

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Description oc-spam65 2011-04-13 07:37:19 UTC
Created attachment 45578 [details]
A rectangle shape that I can not select with rectangle selection


the attached file is an ODG document with just a rectangle. I can select it by clicking on it with the mouse cursor. However, I can not select it with the mouse "rectangle selection" (click-and-slide to make a rectangle selection area). More precisely, I can not select it most of the times. Sometimes, rarely, 1 in 10 tries, the selection works... I've never seen that problem with OO. I can select other shapes without problem.

Best regards,

Comment 1 oc-spam65 2011-04-16 03:50:12 UTC
Additional information: the rectangle in the attached example can be selected without any problem with OpenOffice 3.2.1
Comment 2 oc-spam65 2011-10-10 04:20:42 UTC
The bug is still there in LibreOffice 3.4.3
Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:03:39 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:

more detail on this bulk operation:
Comment 4 oc-spam65 2012-05-23 07:28:11 UTC
Bug still present in LibreOffice
Comment 5 sasha.libreoffice 2012-08-31 09:31:35 UTC
reproduced in 3.6.1 on Fedora 64 bit

How to produce such picture:
Start LO Draw, draw rectangle (or some another shape), right mouse click, "Position and size" in context menu, tab "Rotation", angle 270 degree.

Now shape becomes not selectable by dragging selection rectangle
Comment 6 Anastasius 2013-09-26 20:00:54 UTC
Not reproduced with LO, Mac OS X 10.6.8.
More than 10 tries to drag-select the rectangle in the attachment and a new rectangle rotated 270° - all successful.
Comment 7 oc-spam65 2013-09-26 20:07:32 UTC
Confirmed on Debian Linux with the same LO version. "rectangle selection" is now possible again.
Comment 8 retired 2013-09-27 07:11:59 UTC
Thanks for the update. If we don't have a specific commit fixing this problem, correct status would be WORKSFORME.