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Bug 70965 - [50cat] Selecting 'Close Document(s)' in Documents window causes selection to go to the top
Summary: [50cat] Selecting 'Close Document(s)' in Documents window causes selection to...
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: David Simonek
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-01-03 23:53 UTC by dmocek
Modified: 2009-03-21 08:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description dmocek 2006-01-03 23:53:08 UTC
[ BUILD # : 200601012030 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.4.2_xx ]

Open multiple files.  Open the Documents window.  Highlight a file in the middle of the list.  Click on the 'Close Document(s)' button.  The document will close and the first file in the Documents window will be highlighted.

This is a usability pain.  The previous or next file  in the list (from the one closed) should be selected.  I have quite a few files open and I'm going through the list in the Documents window to close several of them.  I have to close a file, then scroll down to find my previous position, then start looking again where I left off.  Yes, I can select multiple files and close them all, but this poses other problems (not the least of which is poor keyboard support for this).
Comment 1 Miloslav Metelka 2006-01-05 16:39:57 UTC
Reassigning to core/winsys
Comment 2 David Simonek 2008-10-22 13:31:58 UTC
This is more a usability bug than enhancement, changing.
Comment 3 Jiri Skrivanek 2009-03-19 16:21:39 UTC
Comment 4 Quality Engineering 2009-03-21 08:35:52 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *200903210201* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: Jiri Skrivanek <>
Log: #70965 - select document before first closed document.