Bug 74533 - EDITING hyperlink: column insert after hidden column with hyperlins creates a column with invisible and undelettable hyperlinks
Summary: EDITING hyperlink: column insert after hidden column with hyperlins creates a...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Hyperlink-Calc
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Reported: 2014-02-04 19:24 UTC by Andrew
Modified: 2021-10-23 07:50 UTC (History)
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insert column before "D" (12.75 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2014-02-04 19:24 UTC, Andrew
Sample spreadsheet for reproducing bug (6.91 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2019-10-21 16:16 UTC, Tristan Miller

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Description Andrew 2014-02-04 19:24:46 UTC
Created attachment 93408 [details]
insert column before "D"

Hide a column with hyperlinks;
Go to next column and with rigth mouse button do "insert columns left";
The new column is filled with hyperlinks that are unseen and udelettable
Comment 1 Dominique Boutry 2014-02-05 11:08:36 UTC

I can't see any hyperlink in your attachment. Where are they ? or have we to introduce them ourselves ? Where ?

If the inserted hyperlinks are unseen, how do you detect their presence ?

Thank in advance.
Comment 2 Andrew 2014-02-05 12:57:38 UTC
Hyperlinks are in column "C", it's hidden.
If I unhide column all is OK, "insert column left" works as it should.
You may "detect" unseen hyperlink by cursor shape (PointingHand, not Arrow),
by looking at "hover tooltip" (wait a second)
or simply try to select one of cells in a new column (I can't select those who have hyperlink)
Comment 3 Dominique Boutry 2014-02-05 13:22:48 UTC
Thank you for your answer.

I reproduce the bug with LibO on Win7.

It looks like the rectangular area used to set the cursor shape to PointingHand forgot to take into account that the cell is hidden.

Status changed to NEW.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:36:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Andrew 2016-04-10 09:21:02 UTC
The bug is still present in version
Comment 6 Andrew 2016-08-16 09:27:28 UTC
Still present in
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-08-22 02:35:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Tristan Miller 2019-10-21 16:16:01 UTC
Created attachment 155204 [details]
Sample spreadsheet for reproducing bug

I don't believe it's necessary to insert a new column in order to trigger this bug.  It is sufficient to simply hide a column containing hyperlinks; after doing this, LibreOffice Calc behaves as if the column immediately to the right of the hidden column contains hyperlinks, even if it does not.

Here are simple steps to reproduce the problem:

1. Create a new document in Calc.
2. In Cell A1, add a hyperlink to https://www.example.com/
3. Hide Column A.
4. Place the mouse pointer over cell B1.

Observed results:

5. The mouse pointer changes to a hand icon and the following tooltip appears: "Ctrl-click to follow hyperlink:https://www.example.com/".  It is not possible to focus on the cell by left-clicking.

Expected results:

5. The mouse pointer should remain as the default icon.  Left-clicking on the cell should focus on it.

Attached is the file that results after following the above-noted steps to reproduce.  The file was created with LibreOffice Calc on openSUSE Tumbleweed.
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2021-10-23 03:45:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Tristan Miller 2021-10-23 07:50:52 UTC
The problem is partially reproducible with LibreOffice Calc on openSUSE Tumbleweed.  A hidden column with hyperlinks still results in the "Ctrl-click to follow hyperlink" tooltip appearing when the pointer hovers over the cell in the next column.  However, it's at least possible to select this cell, whereas it wasn't with LibreOffice Calc