Bug 63598 - LibreOffice Drop-Down lists go out of screen
Summary: LibreOffice Drop-Down lists go out of screen
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: UI
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Reported: 2013-04-16 11:42 UTC by Tudor Simion
Modified: 2020-12-12 03:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Print Screen with the problem. (320.16 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-04-16 11:42 UTC, Tudor Simion
LO dropdown menu crossing screen boundary (on the left) (25.53 KB, image/png)
2018-03-21 12:16 UTC, Maris Nartiss

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Description Tudor Simion 2013-04-16 11:42:08 UTC
Created attachment 78068 [details]
Print Screen with the problem.

Replication Steps:
1) Open LibreOffice Writer.
2) Minimize the Writer panel and move it to the left so that the "Font Name" drop down list is half-cropped outside the screen.
3) Click on the drop down list.

Expected behavior:
The drop down list should be placed slightly to the left of the screen and should be fully readable.

Actual behavior:
The drop down list unfolds and is half cropped and not fully readable. Please see attached image as an example. (In Windows Office, the drop down is displayed as expected)

This is consistent across all LibreOffice modules.
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-04-16 19:00:35 UTC
Thanks for reporting!

I can confirm the dropdown menu should be displayed a bit more to the left. This is also the behavior when you place your window to far to the bottom, then open the same dropdown list. Behavior: dropdown list is placed above.

Workaround: don't move the window to far to the left ;-).

Priority: minor low
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-03-04 02:22:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-03-24 14:00:58 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, LibO Version:
Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Locale: fi_FI
Comment 4 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:23:48 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:24:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Maris Nartiss 2018-03-21 12:16:11 UTC
Created attachment 140790 [details]
LO dropdown menu crossing screen boundary (on the left)

Actually this issue is much more serious as it affects multi monitor setups too. In the case of multi monitor setup, it is not necessary to drag LO window anywhere, just being full screen or next to divide between screens is enough.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Enable split screen setup;
2) Place a maximised LO window on the right screen;
3) Click on any drop-down menus located in the left part of LO window (i.e. File, Edit, View);
4) Observe how menu is split between screens.

Tested with:
Build ID: 60bfb1526849283ce2491346ed2aa51c465abfe6
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.14; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: lv-LV (lv_LV.utf8); Calc: group
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2020-12-12 03:48:31 UTC
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