Bug 76932 - No scrolling in --help GUI / "Help Message" window
Summary: No scrolling in --help GUI / "Help Message" window
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Commandline
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Reported: 2014-04-02 07:44 UTC by genial.daneben
Modified: 2016-12-23 05:13 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description genial.daneben 2014-04-02 07:44:22 UTC
Starting LibreOffice.../program/soffice.exe --help from command-line, a window/dialog opens with command/switch descriptions, the text goes past its height, but no scrolling option is available.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start soffice --help from CLI
2. "Help Message" window opens
3. Maximize, try to Ctrl+A the text, etc the "Help Message" window, no way to read the whole text.
4. Close button doesn't work too (probably the "textbox" overlays it).

Why not echo description to stdout (so it can be dumped to file)?
Why no "/?" alias for windows? 
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 genial.daneben 2014-04-02 08:13:43 UTC - same thing
Comment 2 tommy27 2014-07-22 04:44:16 UTC
what about LibO
Comment 3 genial.daneben 2014-08-16 13:21:33 UTC
Basically same thing. The message window does fit into a 1920x1080 screen (couldn't try before), but on lower resolutions it again lays over the close button/past dialog bottom; text cannot be selected.
Why not just add a memo/textbox?
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2014-11-12 10:29:18 UTC
Confirmed, setting as enhancement.

Win 7 64-bit Version:
Build ID: b021b5983c62e266b82d9f0c5c6d8d8900553827
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2014-11-12_00:19:18
Comment 5 Mike Kaganski 2016-12-23 05:05:08 UTC
I believe that changes to bug 100826 have made this bug obsolete. Now the --help output is shown in a console window (either caller's if used from CLI, or a new one), and it has usual console's scrolling capabilities.
Comment 6 tommy27 2016-12-23 05:13:40 UTC
thanks for informations Mike.
let's set this as WORKSFORME
anyone feel free to reopen if you are not agree.