Bug 61224 - EDITING: Footers/headers break SHIFT+PGDN selection
Summary: EDITING: Footers/headers break SHIFT+PGDN selection
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: highest normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-21 10:33 UTC by Krisztian Pinter
Modified: 2016-01-19 07:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Multipage document for easier testing (27.39 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-02-21 10:33 UTC, Krisztian Pinter

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Description Krisztian Pinter 2013-02-21 10:33:11 UTC
Created attachment 75245 [details]
Multipage document for easier testing


Inserting a footer/header in a document make SHIFT+PGDN selection stop randomly. Deleting the footer/header doesn't solve the problem.

Steps to Reproduce: 

1) Open a multipage document. (See attachment for one.)

2) Press SHIFT+PGDN when at the top of the document. Observe that page selection works.

3) Insert a footer.

4) Try selecting pages with SHIFT+PGDN again, from the top of the document. Observe that page selection stops randomly, regardless of repeated SHIFT+PGDN presses.

5) Delete the footer.

6) SHIFT+PDGN still doesn't work.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2013-02-21 11:03:09 UTC
thanks for the report.
I've noticed the breaking of selection too, but never spent time to find out what caused it ...
A quick test confirms that inserting a header on the second page, indeed causes the effect. And removing a sort of reverts it.

It's an older problem: started in LibreOffice 3.5.0. And introduced with the (neat) new header/footer funcionality.

I do not see it in 3.5.0 beta (Build ID: ef91e38-b1d4df6-090bcba-45cf606-05891e7)
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2013-02-21 11:04:10 UTC
@Krisztian Can you confirm that selecting with Shift + arrows does work properly?
Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2013-02-21 11:04:45 UTC
(platform to all, since I run Ubuntu on x86)
Comment 4 Krisztian Pinter 2013-02-21 11:11:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> @Krisztian Can you confirm that selecting with Shift + arrows does work
> properly?

@Cor Yep, Shift+arrows work properly for me, with and without footers.
Comment 5 jcompton 2014-02-06 22:03:37 UTC
I have been encountering this bug on OSX release versions 4.1 and 4.2, regardless of headers and footers. The selection always breaks after no greater than two PGDN keypresses.
Comment 6 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:41:10 UTC
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Comment 7 Cor Nouws 2015-05-03 10:19:54 UTC
still a problem on
Speaking with a developer here, he suggests this to be a MAB. It's extremely annoying in selecting.
Will mark as such.
Comment 8 Cor Nouws 2015-10-03 09:28:52 UTC
reading good news in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94679#c4

When that is applied, should be available in daily's soon and give the opportunity to test and backport :)
Comment 9 Justin L 2016-01-19 07:20:05 UTC
Unable to reproduce anymore in 4.4.7, 5.0.4 or 5.1.   Marking as "Works for me" since various code changes have resolved the problem.