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Bug 61768 - macOS does not recognise LO dialog windows for standalone screenshots
Summary: macOS does not recognise LO dialog windows for standalone screenshots
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other Mac OS X (All)
: low trivial
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Blocks: MacOS-Wishlist
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Reported: 2013-03-03 23:56 UTC by Emir Sarı (away)
Modified: 2019-08-10 20:09 UTC (History)
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Description Emir Sarı (away) 2013-03-03 23:56:12 UTC
Hello,

As most Mac users know, OS X allows user to take custom screen shots by pressing CMD+Shift+4, showing a cross-hair and when pressing "SPACE" on this state, it allows user to take a screen shot of just the active window with nice formatting. 

When I try to do this with a LO dialogue window open, instead just selecting the active dialogue window, OS X selects the whole LO window, not recognising the active LO dialogue box. 

This works fine with every other Mac application I've tried, but just not Libreoffice. Thus Libreoffice lacks the ability to present its dialogues as separate dialogue boxes.

I wonder if this is the result of the new method for creating dialogue boxes, so if anyone could confirm this on 3.6 or earlier versions, that'd be great. 

OS X 10.7.5 LO 4.0.1.2
Comment 1 steve -_- 2013-03-04 00:47:25 UTC
10.8.2 LO 4.0.1.2 I can confirm the problem reported by Emir.
Comment 2 Dennis Roczek 2013-08-05 11:46:32 UTC
I can confirm that for OS X 10.7 and LibO 4.1.0.4.
Comment 3 Emir Sarı (away) 2013-11-18 10:03:09 UTC
I think this is related to fact the modal dialogs are not really modal on OS X.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:23:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 steve -_- 2016-05-08 07:47:03 UTC
Valid as ever with latest master

Version: 5.2.0.0.alpha1+
Build ID: ee5850893e15acda1d7ce7cf17da7c80f2fa810a
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Mac OS X 10.11.4; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-05-06_00:59:44
Locale: de-DE (de.UTF-8)
Comment 6 Julien Nabet 2016-07-03 09:59:11 UTC
On MacOs 10.11.5 with LO 5.1.4, I tried this:
- Launch Impress
- Try so save the brand new empty file
=> it dialog box displays
- Cmd Shift 4
=> haircross appears
- type Space
=> dialog box is selected and haircross is replaced by a camera
- click left button mouse
=> a new file appears on MacOs desktop corresponding to only dialog box

Could someone give a step by step more precise so it could be reproduceable more easily?
Comment 7 Alex Thurgood 2016-09-01 12:20:34 UTC
Confirming on

Version: 5.2.0.4
Build ID: 066b007f5ebcc236395c7d282ba488bca6720265
CPU Threads: 2; OS Version: Mac OS X 10.11.6; UI Render: default; 
Locale: en-GB (fr.UTF-8)
Comment 8 Alex Thurgood 2016-09-01 12:23:31 UTC
Julien, try this :

Start LO
Open the About dialog (LibreOffice > About Libreoffice)
Press Cmd-Shift-4
Move the crosshair to be positioned over the About dialog
Press spacebar key
Left mouse button click

A screenshot of the whole application window is taken.
Comment 9 Julien Nabet 2016-09-02 19:34:06 UTC
(In reply to Alex Thurgood from comment #8)
> Julien, try this :
> 
> Start LO
> Open the About dialog (LibreOffice > About Libreoffice)
> Press Cmd-Shift-4
> Move the crosshair to be positioned over the About dialog
> Press spacebar key
> Left mouse button click
> 
> A screenshot of the whole application window is taken.

Cmd-Shift-4 doesn't make any crosshair appear for me.
(I suppose these:
"Cmd" is the key to the left of space bar
"Shift" is the key above "fn" key (left bottom corner)
)
I supposed I missed something but I don't know what since shortcuts config (from Spotlight) shows it.
Comment 10 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:53:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 eisa01 2018-06-15 22:09:53 UTC
This is still present, been the case since LO 3.3 so inherited from OOo

Lowering importance as this is a trivial bug

Version: 6.2.0.0.alpha0+
Build ID: b292a27698e85fd9d60c03613c3b0c67835c4dc1
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2018-06-06_23:25:55
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2019-06-16 02:58:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 eisa01 2019-08-10 20:09:07 UTC
Still present

Version: 6.4.0.0.alpha0+
Build ID: 54028dc503fc08eb12e287919d5e2850cff05b73
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6; UI render: default; VCL: osx; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-07-31_01:48:19
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded