Bug 67473 - UI: wrong help text displayed in function wizard list
Summary: UI: wrong help text displayed in function wizard list
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.1.0.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
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Blocks: Function-Wizard
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Reported: 2013-07-29 12:27 UTC by Joe Wood
Modified: 2020-06-21 15:56 UTC (History)
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Screenshot of the problem (56.58 KB, image/png)
2017-01-29 13:43 UTC, Gabor Kelemen
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Description Joe Wood 2013-07-29 12:27:15 UTC
When using the function wizard, the incorrect text is displayed when hovering over a function. Note the correct text is displayed in the box to the right.

To reproduce: (specific example, applies to many)
1. Open new spreadsheet
2. In a cell enter "="
3. Open function wizard
4. In category select Math.
5. Scroll down list of functions to COUNTIF.
6. Pop up text refers to absolute value and not counting cells as expected.
Comment 1 afonit 2013-08-02 02:41:44 UTC
When choosing a category, the display on the right always defaults to the first value for that category.

In the Math example, that default value is abs()
You have to click on countif to get it to show the countif detail.

In step 6 you mention "pop up text", I am on linux and I am not seeing what I would call a pop up text.  So just to confirm:
you are not referring to the text to the right as part of the dialog box, but to some other pop-up when you hover over countif?
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-08-06 19:41:54 UTC
Need more input from bug reporter
Comment 3 Joe Wood 2013-08-06 21:32:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
A) When choosing a category, the display on the right always defaults to the
> first value for that category.
> 
B) In the Math example, that default value is abs()
> You have to click on countif to get it to show the countif detail.
> 
C) In step 6 you mention "pop up text", I am on linux and I am not seeing what
> I would call a pop up text.  So just to confirm:
> you are not referring to the text to the right as part of the dialog box,
> but to some other pop-up when you hover over countif?

Totally agree with A and B.

C. The popup text is from Extended Tips. Also tried this on a Linux box
$ uname -a
Linux neon-VB 3.8.0-27-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 9 00:17:05 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

LibreOffice 4.0.2.2

Does exactly the same as Windows, as per my original report.

Hope that helps.
Comment 4 Jorendc 2013-08-06 21:45:32 UTC
Thanks for your quick reply.

(In reply to comment #3)

> C. The popup text is from Extended Tips.

That'll help a lot. Tools > Options > General > Extended tips


I activated that, and still fail to reproduce this.

@Joel: mind giving this one a try?

Kind regards,
Joren
Comment 5 afonit 2013-08-07 00:30:21 UTC
I enabled extended tips - I can now reproduce this.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:42:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:28:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Joe Wood 2016-05-02 16:05:55 UTC
Bug still present, but some change in behaviour.

Tried on Windows 10 Pro, LibreOffice 5.1.2.2 and
         Linux Ubuntu 16.04, LibreOffice 5.1.2.2

NB Countif has been moved out of maths. but that's only an insignificant cosmetic change.

Under function wizard no extended tool tips are been displayed until an item is selected. Then extended tool tips are produced, but only for the first selected item. If another item is selected, the text for the first is displayed not the newly pointed at item, even if another item has been selected.

Note extended tips are not been displayed in the Options menu.

Is this a generic bug with all menus?
Comment 9 Gabor Kelemen 2017-01-29 13:43:00 UTC
Created attachment 130744 [details]
Screenshot of the problem

In help debug mode I see this: 
When the first function is selected, the parameter fields helpid is set to the functions helpid (SC_HID_FUNC_ABS in this case), but when other function is selected, it is not reset to the new functions helpid.
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2018-01-30 03:44:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2020-01-31 03:32:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Julien Nabet 2020-06-21 15:56:22 UTC
On pc Debian x86-64 with master sources updated today, I can't reproduce this.

I enabled "extended tips" on  options/general, I can only see "Shrink" for icon at the right of empty box where you can enter value.
The "fx" in "fx" icon becomes bold when hovering the cursor on it and letting it.

What did I miss?