Bug 90679 - Hyperlink "Target in document": modify dialog so that less clicks are needed
Summary: Hyperlink "Target in document": modify dialog so that less clicks are needed
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 158439 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Hyperlink-Dialog
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Reported: 2015-04-17 15:48 UTC by respirorosso
Modified: 2023-12-19 09:35 UTC (History)
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Description respirorosso 2015-04-17 15:48:39 UTC
"Hyperlink" dialog (CTRL-K).
"Document" tab.
I click on the bullseye to add a "Target" to the form "Target in Document". 

"Target in Document" dialog appears. 

[A] the "Target in Document" window appears over the "Hyperlink" window covering the form (and also the tabs) so I can't see what happens when I select a target; 

[B] selecting a target with a single click doesn't add the target so I can just click "OK" (instead of "Apply, then OK"). 

If [A] and [B] are corrected, then I could see the content of the form "Target in Document" updating when I click on the target, so then I click ok, ok, and move on. 

This may look trivial, but is related to 
so now contributes to great overclicking.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2015-04-17 16:44:36 UTC

I agree: improvement should be possible
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2020-03-09 13:28:31 UTC
Please add keyword 'needsUXEval' and CC 'libreoffice-ux-advise@lists.freedesktop.org' if input from UX is needed.
Comment 3 R. Green 2022-05-12 09:21:47 UTC
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 85f04e9f809797b8199d13c421bd8a2b025d52b5
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded

I support the enhancement request. A document may have many hundreds of links to apply; it is tedious and time-consuming to have to click three times for every list item.


To create a link in the "Target in document" dialogue, the user has to click 3 (yes THREE) times.


I suggests the following enhancements together:

1. User can apply the link and close the dialog by double-clicking a list item.

2. Lose the "Apply" button and just have an "OK", so the user can simply click on a list item then click "OK".
Comment 4 R. Green 2022-05-12 09:23:13 UTC
… and lose the "Close" button of course.
Comment 5 Andreas Heinisch 2022-08-29 13:03:29 UTC
I think [A] is corrected now, but [B] is still not implemented. Personally, I would not remove the apply and close button. @Heiko, what do you think?
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2022-08-30 06:43:18 UTC
If we tinker those buttons we also have to make the Navigator window model. I understand the concerns about Close and Apply (the latter doing nothing if a selection can't be applied). But otherwise it's also a convenience and accessibility feature (think of screen readers and keyboard interactions). So I agree with Andreas to resolve this as WFM.

@Andreas: Adding needsUXEval requires to CC libreoffice-ux-advise@lists.freedesktop.org to address more than just me :-).
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2023-12-19 09:35:30 UTC
*** Bug 158439 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***