This is a spin off of "Bug 34725 - Clikcing font color icon doesn't open menu"
Color Icons behavior is inconsistent:
"LibreOffice 3.4.5 RC2 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [Build ID: OOO340m1 (Build:502)]":
3.4.5-a: Font color: icons shows last used color, a click will transfer color
to current selection. That's ok
3.4.5-b: Font background color: icons shows last used color, a click will
transfer color to current selection. That's ok
3.4.5-c: Paragraph background color:
c1: icons shows actual paragraph background color of the current
selection, view of icon will hold that color other caret will be
in a paragraph with a different color.
That differs from behavior of other 2 pickers, IMHO without any good
reason. NOT OK
c2: a click will open the picker, that is necessary due to c1, but
c1 is NOT OK
c3: Paragraph color picker design is different to the one of other 2
pickers (what is more or less consequent due to c1, c2), no
separate "open picker arrow", but an integrated one.
Parallel Dev-Installation of "LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta2- WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [Build-ID : 8589e48-760cc4d-f39cf3d-1b2857e-60db978]: all the same as 3.4.5.
Design of Paragraph Background Picker should be modified so that it's the same as for other ones.
I do not know why this problem remained although "Bug 35042 - [EasyHack] previous color applied instead of latest "no fill"" has been fixed for 'font color' and 'highlighting'.
@Christoph: what do you think?
I just verified how "Paragraph background color" button behaves in MSOffice:
MSWord 2003 - not exist
MSWord 2007 - consist of 2 parts: button itself and small arrow for open "Coose color" menu
If press on button itself, no menu opens, and to paragraph applies currently selected color.
If press small arrow, opens "Coose color" menu, when press inside of menu selected color applies to paragraph and remembers as current for this tool
No brush for paint paragraph available.
Can confirm in 3.4.5 and 3.5 on Linux ... so setting to NEW.
Does "paragraph" also applies to "table cells"? Because there is the same problem, that you can't simply apply foreground/background/fill color without
either getting the picker or the transfer bucket.
At last it could be a option if you want to preserve the "LO"-feeling.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Does "paragraph" also applies to "table cells"? Because there is the same
> problem, that you can't simply apply foreground/background/fill color without
> either getting the picker or the transfer bucket.
> At last it could be a option if you want to preserve the "LO"-feeling.
bug 45671 is the meta bug. It contains links to all bugs connected to this split button functionality. If the button you want changed as well is not yet included, you are invited to enter a seperate bug for this and connect it to bug 45671 (see in this bug how that works)
Winfried Donkers committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
fdo#44611 writer: paragraph background color picker with split button
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (ProposedEasyHack -> needsDevEval, DifficultyBeginner SkillCpp TopicUi )