Bug 98053 - Print preview closes the read-only infobar
Summary: Print preview closes the read-only infobar
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval
: 114270 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Infobar-UX Print-Preview
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Reported: 2016-02-21 10:44 UTC by pavelz
Modified: 2023-10-10 05:07 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description pavelz 2016-02-21 10:44:49 UTC
When file is open in read-only mode (e.g. from e-mail attachment), there is infobar on the top which informs about this and which enables easily to switch to edit mode.

When doing a print preview (and closing the preview), the aforementioned infobar is lost, which may be confusing for less experienced users (although there is still read-only information in the window titlebar). Also the "easy" way to switch to edit mode is lost, as it is only accessible through menus or hotkeys then.

I think the read-only infobar should only be closed explicitly by user, not by the print preview action.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-02-26 20:03:46 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: ef02de2698d90fd874bddf3146165cbe85487bc5
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.1; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2016-02-19_23:40:50
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 2 David H. Gutteridge 2016-07-18 20:37:35 UTC
Adding myself to the CC list. I've also been bumping into this problem repeatedly. It's clearly a UI defect.
Comment 3 Timur 2017-12-07 14:30:13 UTC
*** Bug 114270 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Timur 2017-12-07 14:31:05 UTC
Started since implementation https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.4#Edit_.2F_Read-only_mode
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2018-12-13 03:50:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Roman Kuznetsov 2018-12-13 07:39:18 UTC
still repro in

Build ID: 3c964980da07892a02d5ac721d80558c459532d0
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-12-12_02:07:45
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2021-10-22 03:46:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 pavelz 2021-10-24 08:25:20 UTC
Still reproducible.

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 02b2acce88a210515b4a5bb2e46cbfb63fe97d56
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: cs-CZ (cs_CZ.UTF-8); UI: cs-CZ
Calc: threaded
Comment 9 MW 2023-10-10 05:07:08 UTC


1. Open document in read only

2. Opened print preview on opened document

3. Closed print preview


Print preview closed. Read only mode notification and edit document option closes with no way to edit outside of closing and reopening document. In addition double clicking on page in print preview produces the aforementioned results.

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 56f7684011345957bbf33a7ee678afaf4d2ba333
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded