Bug 60129 - VIEWING: Window -> New window command disabled in "Web layout" view mode
Summary: VIEWING: Window -> New window command disabled in "Web layout" view mode
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.6.4.3 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA Confirmed:4.2.1.1:OSX Confirmed:4...
Keywords:
: 56941 60128 113879 118172 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Writer-Web-Layout
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Reported: 2013-01-31 16:16 UTC by Simeon Maryasin
Modified: 2021-10-02 09:23 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Simeon Maryasin 2013-01-31 16:16:19 UTC
Problem description: When I choose "Web layout" mode (View -> Web layout), menu command Window -> New window becomes disabled. When I revert back to Print layout mode, it becames enabled again. But sometimes I need to open several windows with the same document, while viewing it as a web page.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open a document, choose View -> Print layout
2. Choose Window -> New window. Second window opens.
3. Choose View -> Web layout (in any of windows).

Current behavior:
All other windows with the same document will close; Window->New window command becames inactive.

Expected behavior:
All the windows remain on screen, and possibility to open another window with the same document.
Operating System: Linux (Other)
Version: 3.6.4.3 release
Comment 1 Brenda Granados 2013-01-31 20:29:07 UTC
Hi,

I did confirm this behavior using Version 4.0.0.2 (Build ID: 408fe71bd18616c467b3dcd7ab6756528ffcae2)on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm not exactly sure about what the Web or Print Layouts are supposed to do, but if you open a new window, you would expect changes in one not to affect changes in the other window, I think.
Comment 2 Simeon Maryasin 2013-02-01 11:22:46 UTC
AFAIR, opening one document in several windows at once is useful when working with different parts of it.
In Print layout mode you see document as it would be printed (split to pages, etc), while in Web layout mode it isn't split and its formatting depends on window size.
Comment 3 Brenda Granados 2013-02-01 17:02:45 UTC
*** Bug 60128 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Brenda Granados 2013-02-14 19:40:46 UTC
This was also confirmed using 4.0.1.0+ build.
Comment 5 kaesezeh 2013-09-22 10:36:54 UTC
And confirmed for LO 4.1.1.2 on Linux Mint 15 64bit KDE ...
Comment 6 retired 2014-03-02 10:17:13 UTC
*** Bug 56941 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 retired 2014-03-02 10:17:48 UTC
Setting OS to ALL since https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=56941 reports the same problem for Windows.
Comment 8 retired 2014-03-02 10:19:01 UTC
Confirmed:4.2.1.1:OSX Confirmed:4.3.0.0a0+:OSX
Comment 9 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:42:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Andy Goth 2015-05-02 19:17:17 UTC
Confirmed LibreOffice 4.4.2.2 build c4c7d32d0d49397cad38d62472b0bc8acff48dd6 Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

No apparent change in behavior
Comment 11 Simeon Maryasin 2015-05-04 11:02:57 UTC
Confirmed in LibreOffice 4.4.2.2 Build ID: 4.4.2.2 Arch Linux build-1, Arch Linux 64-bit
Comment 12 Hyogapag 2016-07-08 09:06:20 UTC
Confirmed in LibreOffice Version: 5.1.4.2 Build ID: 1:5.1.4~rc2-2~bpo8+1 (Debian)
Comment 13 Gülşah Köse 2017-08-19 12:38:45 UTC
Resolved in https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/41326 (Needs code review)
Comment 14 Andy Goth 2019-02-22 19:40:56 UTC
Confirmed in LibreOffice version: 6.2.0.3
Build ID: 98c6a8a1c6c7b144ce3cc729e34964b47ce25d62
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 15 sdc.blanco 2019-11-06 13:56:32 UTC
Reproduced with:  Version: 6.4.0.0.alpha1 (x64)
Build ID: cc57df8f942f239d29cb575ea5a7cb01405db787
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18362; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 

If this is intended (i.e. not a bug), then maybe it should be mentioned in the help file?  See here: 

https://help.libreoffice.org/6.4/en-US/text/shared/01/07010000.html?DbPAR=SHARED#bm_id6323129
Comment 16 Mike Kaganski 2021-10-02 09:17:30 UTC
*** Bug 113879 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 17 Mike Kaganski 2021-10-02 09:17:42 UTC
*** Bug 118172 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 18 Mike Kaganski 2021-10-02 09:23:59 UTC
(In reply to Simeon Maryasin from comment #2)
> In Print layout mode you see document as it would be printed (split to
> pages, etc), while in Web layout mode it isn't split and its formatting
> depends on window size.

I *guess* this is exactly the reason why it's disabled: our Web view mode is an imitation, implemented using some dynamically-changing pages with width equal to the window, and height of 10 meters. In this case, two different windows would conflict trying to re-format the same document to two different page widths at the same time.

Gülşah might have better understanding of the problem; I wonder if the change mentioned in comment 13 was abandoned because of some conflict of this kind?