Bug 78212 - UI: Dialog boxes not displaying content consistently
Summary: UI: Dialog boxes not displaying content consistently
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-05-03 03:03 UTC by miltonh26
Modified: 2015-07-18 17:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Screenshot of Line Formatting dialog box and memory usage from System Monitor (260.64 KB, image/png)
2014-05-03 03:03 UTC, miltonh26

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Description miltonh26 2014-05-03 03:03:10 UTC
Created attachment 98359 [details]
Screenshot of Line Formatting dialog box and memory usage from System Monitor

System: Ubuntu 14.04 x64

Problem description: 

Many times the LO Draw dialog boxes don't display their contents properly. The boxes open but without content and instead are blank. This happens for both modal dialog boxes and toolbar pull downs such as for formatting line type or area colors. I can use the mouse to arrow down to the item I want to set, so they are still functional, but without the components of the box or pull down visible. 

Seems to happen when I have lots of LO files open. Only the Draw displays this behavior, whereas Writer and Calc dialogs work properly. Even when all files are opened at the same time and using lots of memory.

If I close some files to free memory the Draw dialog boxes paint again. 

I tried setting the Java memory allocation to use more memory, but this didn't help.

This has been around for a long time, over a year, but it seems particularly bad this release. 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open many LO files (Draw, Writer Calc)
2. On my computer it requires about 150MB total memory usage by LO
3. On the Draw file, click on a text element to select it
4. Right mouse click over the text element and click Line... to format it

Current behavior:
Dialog box appears but is not painted correctly

Expected behavior:
Dialog content should be painted

Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 retired 2014-05-07 14:25:51 UTC
Cannot reproduce so far under 14.04

Could you please try resetting your user profile and let us know if that helps: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile

Should this be still reproducible for you with the latest LO release please set this bug back to UNCONFIRMED. Should this issue be solved set it to WORKSFORME.

Setting to NEEDINFO until more detail is provided.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:29:00 UTC
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Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:27:35 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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