Bug 70533 - EDITING: Drop caps prevents arrow down to move to next line
Summary: EDITING: Drop caps prevents arrow down to move to next line
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators Scrolling-PageUpDown
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Reported: 2013-10-16 14:18 UTC by Y
Modified: 2023-08-12 06:41 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Prepared document to test the arrow keys functionality (16.87 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-10-16 14:18 UTC, Y

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Description Y 2013-10-16 14:18:28 UTC
Created attachment 87736 [details]
Prepared document to test the arrow keys functionality

How to reproduce:
* Start with a couple of paragraphs that have a Drop Caps (as in the included attachment)
* point the cursor at the beginning of a paragraph
* use arrows to scroll up and down

Expected behaviour:
* arrow down should behave like arrow up
* each press of the arrow down button should move to the line underneath.
* if inside the drop caps, should move down to the first visible line (i.e. the number of lines of the drop caps

Observed behaviour:
* arrow down becomes unfonctional
* arrow up works as expected
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2013-10-16 15:29:53 UTC
Hi Y,

thanks for the issue. I know it behaves like this since I know Writer. But indeed, it's a problem.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:20:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Y 2015-04-19 07:49:23 UTC
As requested, I confirm the bug is still present in LibreOffice Build ID 40m0(Build:2) in Xubuntu 14.04
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:24:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Y 2016-09-20 11:02:36 UTC
The bug is still present in LibreOffice running on Ubuntu 14.04LTS.

Now, only arrow down button is affected.

First, when opening the attachment in the original bug report, dropcaps are not displayed at all.  I had to go to menu Format > Paragraph, tab Drop Caps, and under settings set it to Display drop caps, for each concerned paragraph.  Additionally, I had to check the box whole world.

Then, using the arrows up/down, when the cursor ends up in a drop cap field, it does not exit from it properly when hitting the arrow down.  The other three arrows keys work as expected.

So, I would say there is a 50% improvement over the last time I tested.  The glass is half full.  Thank you for making LibreOffice better.
Comment 6 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:49:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Cor Nouws 2017-09-29 21:15:02 UTC
still present in recent master on Linux.
Build ID: 892c719fffa06de4c7aeab497326cad7bae9e5c6
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2017-09-27_03:02:09
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2018-09-30 02:49:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Y 2018-09-30 04:32:26 UTC
Bug is still present.  LibreOffice running on Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2021-08-11 03:58:38 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2023-08-12 03:05:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Y 2023-08-12 06:41:07 UTC
Bug still present in LibreOffice (Ubuntu)