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Bug 55499 - UI: Removal of header/footer scrolls to begin of document
Summary: UI: Removal of header/footer scrolls to begin of document
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-View-Jumps
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Reported: 2012-10-01 14:38 UTC by xbetbk9
Modified: 2019-11-29 03:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description xbetbk9 2012-10-01 14:38:45 UTC
When hovering the top (or bottom) of a page, a blue button appears for adding a header (footer). When a user clicks again the blue button to remove the header, headers of all pages of the document are removed and thereby the view scrolls to the top. 

This is probably undesired in long documents, and also inconsistent because you can add the (document-wide) header while working at a specific page, so removing it should leave you at the same page.

Version (Build ID: 360m1(Build:2))
Ubuntu 12.10
Comment 1 Roman Eisele 2012-10-01 16:39:41 UTC
Thank you very much for your bug report!

REPRODUCIBLE with LibreOffice (Build ID: da8c1e6), German langpack installed, on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Intel). Behaviour as the original reported described: as soon as I confirm to delete the header/footer, LibO shows the first page of the document.

Changing Platform to “All”, because reproducible on Linux and Mac OS X.
Changing Importance to minor (no crash, no data loss, etc., just irritating).
Comment 2 Roman Eisele 2012-10-01 16:44:37 UTC
@ Cédric Bosdonnat:

Hello Cédric,

this is a minor issue, but annoying. Can we do anything about it?

Thank you very much!
Comment 3 Cédric Bosdonnat 2014-01-20 08:57:52 UTC
Restricted my LibreOffice hacking area
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:41:36 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-06-20 13:29:07 UTC
Still repro.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 3ecef8cedb215e49237a11607197edc91639bfcd
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-06-19_23:16:58
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:10:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Thomas Lendo 2017-09-02 20:39:33 UTC
Still an issue in

Build-ID: ea7cb86e6eeb2bf3a5af73a8f7777ac570321527
CPU-Threads: 4; Betriebssystem:Linux 4.10; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: gtk2; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2018-09-03 02:42:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2018-11-28 13:16:59 UTC
Still repro.

More detailed steps as there was a request in the chat:
1. Open writer, add multiple pages (with Ctrl-Enter or whatever)
2. Add a header or footer (by hovering in the area and clicking +)
3. Be somewhere else than the first page and focus on header/footer
4. Delete header/footer

Jumps to the top.

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 51e6a95757906dff8b2819a4141bf3dc7938e95f
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.19; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3_kde5; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Built on 24 November 2018
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2019-11-29 03:44:23 UTC
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