I am running LO 4.3.3 (tried upgrading from 4.2.2) on Windows 8 on a Thinkpad Helix.
For almost every program on Windows, trying to pan using the touchscreen scrolls. This is a very useful behavior.
However, on the LO applications (and Apache OOO as well), it acts like a traditional mouse drag, simply changing the selection.
Thank you for your bug report.
Same problem here under Windows 10. The only way to scroll through an open document is the little scroll bar on the right of the document's window, however this was designed to be accessed by a mouse/trackpad/trackball. It's a real pain to use by fingertip.
Now that Windows 10 on <14" touch screens are the new standard, it would be nice if LibreOffice could distinguish between a swipe gesture to scroll a document up and down and a tap-hold-drag to select text within a document.
I can verify this behavior on a Windows 8.1 ASUS T100 tablet. Additionally to swiping highlighting instead of scrolling, it is impossible in a spreadsheet to copy a formula by touch into a series of cells with a click and drag, the way you can do in MS Word.
This is a pretty big quality-of-life issue with using this program. Please update to include true touchscreen compatibility ASAP.
I can also verify this behavior on a Lenovo Yoga 13 ultrabook (upgraded to Windows 10). In this case touch the page can swiping highlighting texts in LO Writer instead of scrolling, but touch the scrollbar can scroll page, that’s so uncomfortable for touch screen devices.
*** Bug 99331 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A file previewing utility QuickLook, which uses macOS like quick preview feature to view the file on Windows, have already made an implementation for this, so let’s how does it get the solution:
A file previewing utility QuickLook, which uses macOS like quick preview feature to view the file on Windows, have already made an implementation for this, so let’s see how does it get the solution: