Bug 84933 - UI: Changing UI units (or scale) resets sidebar
Summary: UI: Changing UI units (or scale) resets sidebar
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Sidebar-Properties
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Reported: 2014-10-12 12:18 UTC by Katarina Behrens
Modified: 2023-04-03 03:23 UTC (History)
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Description Katarina Behrens 2014-10-12 12:18:12 UTC
1. Open file in Draw, make sure sidebar is visible and switched to 'Properties' tab

2. Select one of the object

3. Go to Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice Draw -> General. 

4. Change unit of measurement (e.g. from inches to centimeters) ... or change the drawing scale, confirm change w/ OK

5. See sidebar properties tab reset to the state where this funny text 'Properties for the task that you are performing are not available ...' is visible, i.e. as if no object was selected

One needs to re-select the object to make its properties appear again
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2014-10-25 14:04:23 UTC
Reproducible already with LO (Win 8.1)
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-12-20 16:20:32 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:51:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-04-02 14:21:11 UTC
still repro in

Build ID: d31d77b7199ecc9a7edc899d9703e9da52d5cbd1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-04-01_00:04:09
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2021-04-02 03:47:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2023-04-03 03:23:18 UTC
Dear Katarina Behrens,

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