Created attachment 47570 [details]
Testdocument for shift+click
Open attached document click on first rectangle. Then shift+click on second rectangle.
Expected: Both rectangles are selected together.
Seen: The selection jumps to the picture.
Remove the picture.
Again click on first rectangle, then shift+click on second rectangle. Now it works, both rectangles are selected.
This error comes over form OOo. There it was OK till DEV300m75 and is broken since DEV300m76.
Confirming with LibO 3.4.0 on Linux.
RC2 is bit by bit identical with release version, so separate items in the version picker are useless. Changes have been discussed with Michael Meeks.
*** Bug 41135 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.4.3 RC2 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:302)]"
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice Portable 3.3.3 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO330m19 (Build:301 Tag 184.108.40.206)]".
Similar problems with OOo 3.1.1, but behavior different in some details
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*** Bug 40854 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Confirming with 3.4.3 on Ubuntu 11.10.
Since all new unconfirmed bugs start in state UNCONFIRMED now and old unconfirmed bugs were moved to NEEDINFO with a explanatory comment, all bugs promoted above those bug states to NEW and later are automatically confirmed making the CONFIRMED whiteboard status redundant. Thus it will be removed.
I am proposing to escalate this bug, as this impairs functionality with graphics. Although Bug 41135 is seen as a duplicate, the reproduction steps are different and the problem with this sequence does not go away with repeated attempts. It makes LibO Writer unusable with graphics, which is a major feature with today's word processors.
Still in LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 on Windows XP
This is a seriously big bug. Still present on 18.104.22.168 on Windows 8. Why so little attention?
I confirm the bug is still there in Libreoffice 22.214.171.124, Build 360m1(Build:102), on Linux.
It's amazing how such an annoying bug (amongst many other bugs) making Libreoffice (or Ooo) Writer just unusable draws almost no attention. How come people from Libreoffice team can argue it suitable for profesionnal environment ? Not a chance...
Still present in LO 4.0 alpha.
Please do not change version number. It shows the oldest version in which the bug has been found.
*** Bug 51081 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is still the case in:
LO v. 126.96.36.199 Release
Ubuntu 12.10 - 32 bits
I marked Bug 51081 as a duplicate.
Still in LibreOffice 4. Workaround: click on the first rectangle, press and hold Shift and drag a selection frame *around* the second rectangle.
(In reply to comment #16)
> Still in LibreOffice 4. Workaround: click on the first rectangle, press and
> hold Shift and drag a selection frame *around* the second rectangle.
Note: workaround only works, when the second click (first point of the selection frame) is not on the header or the footer area (start at bottom of the rectangle).
bug still present in LibO 4.0.3
bug still present in LibO 4.1 rc2
annoying bug, anyone going to fix it?
confirming it on LibO 188.8.131.52
moving it to mab4.0 vs. 3.6 because 3.6 has reached EOL so we are in the process of closing the meta bug.
This is still present in LO 184.108.40.206
Any advancement on this 2-year old bug, Cédric?
*** Bug 42167 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 49625 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Just marked Bug 42167 and Bug 49625 as duplicates of this one.
Bug 33807 is probably a duplicate too (problem with selecting multiple paragraphs when picture is present).
This makes it a total of 5 (possibly 6) duplicates of this bug, which shows how much attention this issue gets from users.
To prevent further duplicates, we should think of renaming this bug with something that includes all cases, something like:
"Shift-click for selecting multiple objects or sections is not possible when document includes a picture"
*** Bug 33807 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Still present in LO 4.2 RC1. Sad.
(This is an automated message.)
Setting priority to highest as this is a 4.0 MAB. This is part of an effort to make the importance of MAB reflected in priority too.
*** Bug 60669 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Moving to mab4.1 (Bug 60270) because:
- 4.0 reached EOL (End Of Life)
- bug confirmed in 4.1
Comments confirming bug on different versions include:
Comment 1, Comment 4, Comment 6, Comment 9, Comment 10, Comment 11, Comment 12, Comment 15, Comment 18, Comment 19, Comment 20, Comment 21
Comment 8 proposed escalating the bug
Comments 16 and 17 contain a workaround: "click on the first rectangle, press and hold Shift and drag a selection farm *around* the second rectangle. Note: workaround only works, when the second click (first point of the selection frame) is not on the header or the footer area (start at the bottom of the rectangle)."
Comment 29 noted the bug has been added to mab4.1
Between m75 and m76, cws sw33bf02 looks like a candidate, which has:
claiming to fix i#89920 handling ctrl-click selections.
Bug detected on Linux Ubuntu and Windows 7
Since version 220.127.116.11 to current version (18.104.22.168)
This is still present on Linux Ubuntu and Windows 7.
The current version is LO 22.214.171.124.
Multiple choice between an image and the image is impossible.
Multiple choice between an image and the drawing objects is impossible.
Multi-select the objects and FontWork drawing is in progress.
Updating priority according to flowchart: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/0/06/Prioritizing_Bugs_Flowchart.jpg
Minor -- does not prevent high quality work - it can indeed slow it down but this is just a minor annoyance vs. where it was marked (major which implies crashes, etc . . .)
Highest -- I can imagine this being quite annoying for enough people to qualify as highest. Pretty typical in multiple pieces of software to be able to select in this manner.
Confirmed on 4.3 built: Sun Mar 23 23:07:35 2014 +0100
(In reply to comment #34)
> Updating priority according to flowchart:
> Minor -- does not prevent high quality work - it can indeed slow it down but
> this is just a minor annoyance vs. where it was marked (major which implies
> crashes, etc . . .)
> Highest -- I can imagine this being quite annoying for enough people to
> qualify as highest. Pretty typical in multiple pieces of software to be able
> to select in this manner.
> Confirmed on 4.3 built: Sun Mar 23 23:07:35 2014 +0100
I confirm that this bug is very annoying. Imagine a picture with a number of arrows and captions. If I want to move it I have to select and move everything individually. Not the end of the world but very frustrating. We need to be able to select and group objects with pictures.
bug still here in 126.96.36.199
moving to the mab4.2 list since 4.1 is EOL
Bug still here on 188.8.131.52.
I canot select multiple images either with the mouse doing a frame nor with the shift key as it is mentionned in the help.
this is in writer
it works in draw
We have just passed three years since this bug was raised.
In the future please don't leave comments that don't add to the bug report. There are several thousand bug reports, mostly being worked on by volunteers. We'd happily accept a patch from you
(In reply to comment #38)
> We have just passed three years since this bug was raised.
Perhaps that was inappropriate. I apologise.
*** Bug 80854 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Version: 184.108.40.206 Build ID: 430m0(Build:2)
Bug is not fixed. I unable to group rectangle with image behind it.
Please don't add the bug to MAB without knowing procedures. This doesn't belong on 4.3. Thanks
I understood, you mean that 4.2 is still supported, so this bug should not be added to newer 4.3. I missed this, thank you!
But I can't believe that it does not work. Even more I can't group two images too. May be the problem is caused by self-appearing contextual toolbars (problems with focus).
The ability of grouping objects in text processor is essential.
This bug makes bad reputation of whole LibreOffice project and may cause user disappointment.
Please fix this bug as soon as possible.
Hi Norbert -
Just to be honest - it's very unlikely that this will be fixed soon. We are a community of volunteers - people fix what bugs they want to fix generally. In the grand scheme of things this really isn't a big deal - compare to crashes, loss of data, or loss of MAJOR functionality (such as printing) and you can understand that this isn't comparably a big deal. That being said, the options are:
1. Submit a patch yourself;
2. Find a friend, family member, etc . . . to do so;
3. Pay for a developer to fix it;
4. Wait for a volunteer to voluntarily accept the fix
Comments such as "The ability of grouping objects in text processor is essential." don't add at all to us finding a solution (no offense but just clutters the bug report - and trust me, 1 in 10 bugs have some similar comment from users who want to say "THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE BLOCKER! or some variation of it).
Thanks for your feedback and understanding
Andras Timar committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
fdo#37960 fix shift+click to select multiple drawings
It will be available in 4.4.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
If it is possible - please fix this bug in 4.3 too.
(In reply to Joel Madero from comment #45)
> Hi Norbert -
> Just to be honest - it's very unlikely that this will be fixed soon.
Nostradamus wasn't one of your ancestors for sure!!! :-)
another MAB bites the dust!!! thanks Andras!!!
I confirm that bug is fixed on LibO 4.4 (
Build ID: 9af3d21234aa89dac653c0bd76648188cdeb683e
), but the fix is needed for LibO 4.3 too.
It is there in 4.3:
I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.5 with libreoffice PPA - I have 4.3.3~rc2-0ubuntu1~precise1 version installed (Version: 220.127.116.11
Build ID: 430m0(Build:2)).
I installed 18.104.22.168 from DEBs - the bug is fixed. Thank you!
If you can please look at bug 79990 too.
*** Bug 79990 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
1. Click the "select" tab located on "Drawing tool bar".
2. Hold "Shift" and then drag to select multiple drawings.
1. Press "select" tab located on "Drawing tool bar".
2. Hold "shift" and then drag to select multiple drawings.
please do not mess up old bug reports
as indicated int the whiteboard and in previous comments the bug has been fixed since LibO 4.3.5 so if you experience the bug with 4.2.8 is just because you are using an obsolete LibO version
you should upgrade to latest LibO 4.4.5 or 5.0.2 releases
setting back status and version fields to correct values
I am using LibreOffice Version: 22.214.171.124 Build ID: 1:5.1.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty0; the bug is still there. It is almost five years that I am checking this bug and it has never been resolved. Folks here saying that "the bug has been fixed since LibO 4.3.5," it has not been the case for me. I installed all new updates; installed it fresh for every single major update since 4.3. The bug is still there and it is very annoying. It does not exist in Impress or Draw, it only affects Writer.
I am using LibreOffice as my main productivity suite and I usually have diagrams and images that I need to put an arrow or circle on it to show a specific feature in the image. I cannot group them in Writer. Every time, I have to insert the image and the drawing element in Impress or Draw, select and group them there; then copy and paste it in Writer.
I think it is a major problem. I am a devoted Libreoffice user. I wrote my 350 page PhD dissertation in LibreOffice and this very bug was a pain in the rear end every single time.
I hope someone resolve this issue once for ever. As it simply works in Impress and Draw!
Please don't reopen bugs that have been closed for a long time. Closing this again. Report a new bug if you're experiencing similar problems. Include a clean simple test document and easy repro steps. Thanks.
(In reply to seakha from comment #56)
> I am using LibreOffice Version: 126.96.36.199 Build ID:
> 1:5.1.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty0; the bug is still there.
Sorry to read that you have problems with this. And thanks for checking and reporting.
Now looking at the original report:
(In reply to Regina Henschel from comment #0)
> Created attachment 47570 [details]
> Testdocument for shift+click
> Open attached document click on first rectangle. Then shift+click on second
> Expected: Both rectangles are selected together.
> Seen: The selection jumps to the picture.
This simply works for me in 188.8.131.52 on Ubuntu (thus didn't bother to check other versions.)
Therefor I expect your problem to be a (bit) different. Could you please open a new issue with clear description of the steps and test document as attachment?
(And even if the same problem would have occurred, there would have been another underlying problem probably, thus also then a new issue is the way to go :) )
Bug is not fixed.
Still unable to select both image and drawing object with <Shift>+Click.
Build ID: 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default;
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Did you read comment #57? Which part of "Please don't reopen bugs that have been closed for a long time" don't you understand?
@Norbert X: This bug is really fixed. This bug is about selecting _two shapes_.
Your problem is to select an image together with a shape. The underlying reason is the same as for selecting two images. And that is bug 34438.
*** Bug 45240 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I tested this bug with LO184.108.40.206 (x64 windows).
I found that the original issue is *STILL REPRODUCED* in the newest released LO.
Selecting multiple objects is very very very fundamental feature Writer should provide.
So I reopen this issue.
It seems nobody is working on this issue, so I will tackle with this issue.
If there're somebody coping with this issue, please let me know and have discussion.
Happy New Year 2020!!
Taking assignee to me.
Hi Yasunori Endo
Which version are you actually referring to? 220.127.116.11 does not exist yet. I assume you used 18.104.22.168
I tried with the latest pre-release, 6.4 RC1, and the bug that is described, i.e. the issue with selecting two *shapes* (the blue rectangles), is not reproducible.
If you refer to the issue with selecting two *pictures* or *one picture and one shape*, you are looking for bug 34438, just like explained in comment 62. Your help for that one would be really appreciated! But I see you already took it on there. :)
Changing back to RESOLVED FIXED.
Also fixed in
ID de la construcció: 1:6.3.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1
Fils de CPU: 4; SO: Linux 4.15; Renderitzador de la IU: per defecte; VCL: x11;
Configuració local: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); Llengua de la IU: ca-ES
thus, no need for backport
This bug appears in the new version.
Shift+Click doesn't work as well as a rectangle-drag selection.
Build ID: 00(Build:2)
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.8; UI render: default; VCL: kf5
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.0.6-0ubuntu0.20.10.1
Writer was running on KDE with "Global scale" ratio of 1.5 (150%) (HiDPI monitor). Also tested with 100% (no) scaling.
(In reply to Yurij Z from comment #68)
> This bug appears in the new version.
> Shift+Click doesn't work as well as a rectangle-drag selection.
> Version: 22.214.171.124
> Build ID: 00(Build:2)
> CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.8; UI render: default; VCL: kf5
> Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
> Ubuntu package version: 1:7.0.6-0ubuntu0.20.10.1
> Calc: threaded
> Writer was running on KDE with "Global scale" ratio of 1.5 (150%) (HiDPI
> monitor). Also tested with 100% (no) scaling.
Yurij, please try with a current release of LibreOffice (7.1 or 7.2), and if you are still able to reproduce the issue (selecting two rectangles with shift + click), please open a new bug report as this one as already overwhelmingly big.
You can then link back to this one in the "see also" field.
(In reply to Yurij Z from comment #68)
> Shift+Click doesn't work as well as a rectangle-drag selection.
Granted, but that was not the OP here. The rectangle-drag has never been implemented for Writer. Only <Shift>+<click> multi-selection which has worked correctly for writer since the 4.3.5 and 4.0 releases.
Resolved => FIXED -- DO NOT REOPEN, and see also bug 122179
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #70)
> worked correctly for writer since the 4.3.5 and 4.0 releases.
4.3.5 and 4.4.0