Bug 76986 - Provide context menu inside the area (rows, columns) where an Outline is set, with outline functions
Summary: Provide context menu inside the area (rows, columns) where an Outline is set,...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Context-Menu
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Reported: 2014-04-03 09:01 UTC by narayanaras
Modified: 2020-12-05 04:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Outline area (14.14 KB, image/png)
2020-04-30 13:10 UTC, Heiko Tietze

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Description narayanaras 2014-04-03 09:01:33 UTC
There are no context menus inside the Group Outline area (the gray areas at the top or left of the worksheet, where the group outlines are displayed.)

A context menu will make it much faster to work with the groups, as compared to selecting a command from the menu system.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-07-16 21:04:56 UTC
Please better explain what "Group Outline area" is. Also explain what this context menu would contain. Setting to NEEDINFO - once you explain clearer set to UNCONFIRMED. Thanks
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 04:44:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:52:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Cor Nouws 2020-01-09 08:58:05 UTC
I think I understand the idea
Comment 5 Cor Nouws 2020-01-09 09:00:55 UTC
The context menu could provide items from the menu:
Data > Group and Outline > Hide Details
                         > Show Details

Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2020-04-30 13:10:16 UTC
Created attachment 160125 [details]
Outline area

So you mean this area, but what contextual functions should be presented there?
Comment 7 Cor Nouws 2020-05-02 20:55:16 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #6)
> Created attachment 160125 [details]
> Outline area

Yes - it doesn't make (much) sense to add a context menu there, since you can just click on the symbols.
What I thought of (but didn't tell :) ) is 
- when an outline is uncollapsed:
  the range of rows or columns in the outline
- when an outline is collapsed:
  the two rows or columns on either side of the outline

> So you mean this area, but what contextual functions should be presented
> there?

Add in that area, enrich the context menu with
  Outline > Hide Details
            Show Details
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2020-05-07 13:30:04 UTC
Context menu on the buttons makes no sense (and currently we respond on right click too) so what remains is the whole area. And since you may have many groups the Show/Hide action would apply to all. Makes no sense to me.

But a tooltip would be very handy (not the last as the buttons are poorly designed and way too small). For example we could show "Grouping of B$:D$"\nClick to show/hide. Objection?
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2020-11-04 04:04:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2020-12-05 04:29:40 UTC
Dear narayanaras,

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