Bug 45540 - Changing between Documents not Possible if Dialog Boxes are Displayed
Summary: Changing between Documents not Possible if Dialog Boxes are Displayed
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Dialog
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Reported: 2012-02-02 05:03 UTC by Harald Koester
Modified: 2021-07-20 23:12 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Harald Koester 2012-02-02 05:03:09 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
[1] Open 2 new text documents
[2] Open a dialog box in one of the documents (e.g. Format > Character...)
[3] Change to the other document (with Alt+Tab / click into other window / Windows task bar)
[4] Also open a dialog box in this document (e.g. Format > Character...)
[5] A change back to the other document (with Alt+Tab / click into other window / Windows task bar) is not possible.
The Bug also exists if you use a text document and a drawing. Hence I believe, that the bug exists for all kind of LO documents.
If you have a third document with no dialog box open, a change to this document is possible.

Expected behavior: A change between documents should always be possible, especially if dialog boxes are displayed.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/20111212 Firefox/3.6.25
Comment 1 Harald Koester 2012-02-17 01:57:27 UTC
Bug also in 3.5.0 release.
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-14 07:23:42 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
reproduced in 3.5.3 on Fedora 64 bit and Windows 7 32 bit
not reproduced in 3.3.4 on Fedora, so possible regression

IMHO LibreOffice thinks that both dialogs belongs to one document and can not correctly switch document before dialog closed
Comment 3 Harald Koester 2012-11-27 14:50:36 UTC
Bug still exists in Version 3.6.3.
Comment 4 A (Andy) 2014-09-27 17:26:50 UTC
reproducible with LO (Win 8.1)
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 05:42:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2016-04-16 07:52:06 UTC
Not a bug because some dialog boxes have to be modal. For example you can't modify a document when changing the character formatting. But if I open the character formatting dialog for the first document, I can edit the second. If I open a modal dialog box in each document, I can only switch between each dialog box. For me it is the correct behavior and the previous one (before the current "regression") was a bug.

Please open a bug report for the particular type of dialog box you think it has not to be modal. As this bug report is too general, I am closing it as NotABug.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 7 Harald Koester 2016-08-26 19:31:25 UTC
Hi Jean-Babtiste,

I agree with you, that in this case a switch between the two dialogue boxes should be performed. Exactly this does not work. Perhaps my initial description of step 5 was not clear enough.

Hence status set back to NEW.

Best regards.
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2018-08-13 02:38:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Harald Koester 2018-08-25 18:28:35 UTC
Bug still exists with version 6.1.0 (64 bit, Win10).
Bug already exists in version 3.3.0. Hence inherited from OOo.
Comment 10 Xisco Faulí 2019-05-15 10:17:15 UTC
it can't be a regression if it's inherit from OOo
Comment 11 Harald Koester 2019-07-16 08:16:05 UTC
Bug still exists in version 6.2.5 (64 bit) with Win10.
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2021-07-16 03:48:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2021-07-18 17:08:20 UTC
Not reproducible for me with LO under Ubuntu 20.04.
Not able to test under MS-Windows and MacOS, so I do not change the bug status.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 14 Thomas Lendo 2021-07-20 23:12:40 UTC
Not reproducible in Ubuntu 20.04 with LibreOfficeDev 7.3.
Reproducible in Windows 10 with LibreOfficeDev 7.3.
NO chance to test under MacOS.