Bug 74945 - Draw: Transparent, unclickable window pops up
Summary: Draw: Transparent, unclickable window pops up
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-02-13 18:39 UTC by 94ab82fded1b
Modified: 2015-09-04 03:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description 94ab82fded1b 2014-02-13 18:39:45 UTC
After creating an entity (rectangular box, ellipse) right-clicking on it to modify it's area color does open a window but the window's blank (in fact, it's transparent: what you see is the page you're drawing on). Left clicking and dragging on the left half of this window does finally make the window's content visible (a scrollable list of colors, different tabs at the top plus the buttons at the bottom) but the tabs are not selectable and neither are the colors or anyything. The window closes normally using the bottom exit button.

Same problem after having drawn a second entity.

But if I create a connector between the two entities and the try to change one entity's area property, then this time the option window behaves normally.

I had the same problem with the drawing functions in Writer but in the absence of the connector entity, I could not get the entity's property edition window to show and function properly.

LibreOffice: Build ID: Gentoo official package. Built and installed on the laptop I'm using it on.
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2014-02-15 14:28:12 UTC
Hm, this sounds like a window manager issue...
Comment 2 sophie 2014-03-07 16:20:24 UTC
Could not reproduce with Version:
Build ID: 3be8cda0bddd8e430d8cda1ebfd581265cca5a0f under Ubuntu 13.10. Could you try with the last rc if you still reproduce? Sophie
Comment 3 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-03-13 11:24:53 UTC
@94ab82fded1b: Is this a build with --enable-kde4? It sound much like Bug 73115.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:29:29 UTC
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Comment 5 MarjaE 2015-07-12 20:27:14 UTC
I think this bug may be related to No. 92636 and vice-versa. I had trouble with old objects losing the color menu options.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 03:01:54 UTC
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