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Bug 98902 - Right clicking on selected text unselects it if the cursor is on a misspelled word
Summary: Right clicking on selected text unselects it if the cursor is on a misspelled...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Spell-Checking
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Reported: 2016-03-26 10:05 UTC by jose.velez
Modified: 2020-03-28 06:17 UTC (History)
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Description jose.velez 2016-03-26 10:05:52 UTC
1) Set on Automatic spell checking using English language.
2) Write this text in a slide:

Skdjaf jksdfh the car is red dskfh skdjfh

3) Select the whole text

- If you right click on the "car" word the behavior is as expected (the context menu is showed).
- If you right click on a misspelled word the text is unselected, and only the misspelled word is selected. You can recover the selection if you right click in any place.

In think that this behavior is confusing. You could think, that it is designed to work in this way, but this behavior is different from the one obtained in writer. In writer the selection never change with a right click.

Perhaps this bug is similar to 62745, but I think that it is not the same, because 62745 doesn't address the select/unselect aspect.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-04-04 17:06:39 UTC

64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: Arch Linux build-2
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8)
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2017-10-23 14:03:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 jose.velez 2018-02-23 10:42:06 UTC
The bug persists in LibreOffice 6.0.
Comment 4 jose.velez 2018-10-20 06:15:51 UTC
Additionally, you can't copy a misspelled word using the contextual menu because the copy option does not appear.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-10-21 02:29:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 jose.velez 2020-03-27 21:55:51 UTC
The bug is present in 6.4.2.
Comment 7 Buovjaga 2020-03-28 06:17:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)