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Bug 84426 - UI: Disappearing gray square behind tab stop alignment symbol
Summary: UI: Disappearing gray square behind tab stop alignment symbol
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval, topicUI
Depends on:
Blocks: Paragraph-Tab-Stops
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Reported: 2014-09-28 15:08 UTC by BrooksNYC
Modified: 2019-12-03 14:21 UTC (History)
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Description BrooksNYC 2014-09-28 15:08:08 UTC
Please see thread for problem description and screenshots:

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open Writer
2. Make sure ruler is visible
3. Click on tab stop symbol, located to the left of horizontal ruler, against the left margin and just below the toolbar (or, in previous versions, at far left bottom edge of toolbar).

Current behavior:
Gray square behind tab stop symbol only appears when symbol is clicked. Square disappears as soon as document is saved, or after closing LibreOffice.

Expected behavior:
Gray square should be visible at all times, so that the tab stop symbol is easy to see (particularly important if user has chosen a dark color for the application background). 

Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Last worked in: release
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme 2014-09-28 21:07:13 UTC
Thank you for your bug report.
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:24:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:51:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:21:47 UTC
Dear BrooksNYC,

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