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Bug 89448 - Over-Sensitive Selection in Impress macOS
Summary: Over-Sensitive Selection in Impress macOS
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.3.2.2 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Mac OS X (All)
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
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: 89619 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: MacOS-Wishlist Selection
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Reported: 2015-02-17 23:06 UTC by Stan Sporkistan
Modified: 2020-05-09 19:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Illustration of over-sensitive target acquisition in LibreOffice Mac (1011.45 KB, video/mp4)
2015-02-17 23:06 UTC, Stan Sporkistan
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Description Stan Sporkistan 2015-02-17 23:06:56 UTC
Created attachment 113477 [details]
Illustration of over-sensitive target acquisition in LibreOffice Mac

In LibreOffice 4.3.2.2 & Mac OSX 10.6.8, clicking a graphic to select it results in the graphic being moved, unless the mouse pointer is *perfectly still* over the graphic at the time of selection.

The attached video illustrates what happens when shift-clicking to select multiple items, which inadvertently get dragged all over the screen together.

This bug did not exist in earlier versions of LibreOffice Mac.
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme 2015-02-19 10:10:15 UTC
Stan: thanks for your bug report. It sounds nasty. Does upgrading to 4.4 improve matters in any way?
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2015-02-20 18:18:58 UTC
Unfortunately, official support of LibreOffice on OSX reaches end of life with the release of LO 4.4, so the only thing I can suggest is to try with the latest LO 436 version to see whether that changes anything, and if not, hope that the problem gets fixed accidentally by other changes to the code.

I can't reproduce the problem on OSX 10.10.2 with master build 4500 alpha
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2015-02-20 18:20:06 UTC
(In reply to Alex Thurgood from comment #2)
> Unfortunately, official support of LibreOffice on OSX reaches end of life
> with the release of LO 4.4, so the only thing I can suggest is to try with
> the latest LO 436 version to see whether that changes anything, and if not,
> hope that the problem gets fixed accidentally by other changes to the code.
> 
> I can't reproduce the problem on OSX 10.10.2 with master build 4500 alpha

Libreoffice 4.3.x series will be the last series officially supported on OSX < 10.8
Comment 4 Pierre-Alain Dorange 2015-02-26 07:20:21 UTC
I confirm the same problem with the DRAW module using MacOS X 10.6.8.
This problem existe since many years.

I reproduce it simply by importing a big picture (2000x3000 pixels).
Align it to the page.
unselect it.
Then click on the image : often it move by a few pixels.

If not, unselect and select again faster.
Comment 5 Alex Thurgood 2015-03-04 07:58:48 UTC
*** Bug 89619 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Alex Thurgood 2015-03-04 07:59:27 UTC
Confirmed via bug 89619
Comment 7 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:24:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:24:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 eisa01 2017-10-21 00:12:11 UTC
This is still present

Version: 6.0.0.0.alpha1+
Build ID: 15dce20e8b97dbd0179f01910ca4d0027e80ff4e
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2017-10-20_06:46:46
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 10 Tor Lillqvist 2018-06-28 10:33:18 UTC
I often accidentally move stuff around in Impress, too, in master builds. It is infuriating. This is very much still present.
Comment 11 Tor Lillqvist 2018-06-28 10:48:48 UTC
... but of course, now when I *intentionally* try to "accidentally" move those "Click to add Title" or "Click to add Text" boxes, I can't... Can anybody reproduce it intentionally? Are you aware of what exactly you are doing when it happens? Or if not, can you try to explain how to intentionally get the effect (without actually clicking purposely on an object and dragging it).
Comment 12 Alex Thurgood 2018-06-28 12:15:42 UTC
This also happens to me all of the time with current releases of LO Draw, which is why for my work I now do nearly all of my drawing in LO41.

It seems to me that the problem is much more noticeable when the object selection involves a relatively large object (in terms of occupied space on the sheet) which is overlapped or overlaid with a smaller object.

For example, I can regularly reproduce this in Draw (as I hardly ever use Impress anyway) by pasting a bitmap image, and then tracing lines over the top of the image with the polygon tool to produce a vector silhouette / outline of the object in my bitmap). I would say that more than 50% of the time (subjective of course), the background object gets erroneously selected and moved before I've even had a chance to select the object I really want. YMMV.
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2019-07-03 02:42:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 eisa01 2019-08-10 20:45:28 UTC
This seems to be still present

Testing on the prioritizing flow chart :)

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/File:Prioritizing_Bugs_FlowChart.odg

Version: 6.4.0.0.alpha0+
Build ID: 54028dc503fc08eb12e287919d5e2850cff05b73
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6; UI render: default; VCL: osx; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-07-31_01:48:19
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded