Bug 88066 - UI status line insert/overwrite mode display broken
Summary: UI status line insert/overwrite mode display broken
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisectRequest, regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-05 19:44 UTC by Peter Eisentraut
Modified: 2019-01-22 15:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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2015-01-05 19:44 UTC, Peter Eisentraut

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Description Peter Eisentraut 2015-01-05 19:44:22 UTC
Created attachment 111781 [details]

In the status bar, the field to the right of the language field should display "INSRT" or "OVER", according to <https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Switching_Between_Insert_Mode_and_Overwrite_Mode>. For me, it's empty; see attached screenshot.  Hovering over the area produces a tooltip "Insert mode."  Wild clicking on the empty space (sometimes double, sometimes single) changes the displayed text to "Overwrite" (and actually activates overwrite mode).  More wild clicking changes back to insert mode and makes the status bar field blank again.

Obviously, this is highly weird.  Also, since there is no "Insert" key on OS X, enabling overwrite mode is a bit difficult.

This is also discussed in this thread: <http://en.libreofficeforum.org/node/5946>.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2015-01-05 20:37:05 UTC
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:38:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Peter Eisentraut 2016-09-27 01:20:18 UTC
The bug is still present in on Mac OS X.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:53:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Peter Eisentraut 2018-01-21 00:17:44 UTC
The bug is still present in on macOS.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2019-01-22 03:41:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Cor Nouws 2019-01-22 15:03:31 UTC
still a problem in Version:
Build ID: b8e450a54936560cdac00ab4c70ef80c20cfaf99
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-01-18_06:04:42
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

That's (again) on Linux > OS = All
OK in 3304 - not OK in 4062 > regression