Issue 118843

Summary: [RFE] Font Name context menu displays no more that 100 fonts (hard-coded value)
Product: Writer Reporter: Jim Anderson <jimanderson888>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Normal    
Priority: P5 (lowest) CC: arielch, efa, elish, pescetti
Version: OOo 3.3   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description Jim Anderson 2012-01-28 19:14:41 UTC
Win7     OOO330 (Build:9567)
I select some text in Writer, then right click on the selection to show available options, then move to "Font" and another side display opens containing names of my installed fonts.  Moving to this list, one may move down a desired font.  The list may be scrolled down to the arrow at the bottom of the window to see more choices than the number displayable on one screen height.  Selecting a font will change the previously selected to the new font.  This is great!

The bug I observed is that when one has in excess of 100 installed fonts, only the first one hundred fonts are accessible by this particular path!  Everywhere else, the number of displayable fonts seems to be unlimited, as it should be.  In this day of rapidly increasing interest and development in open and other fonts, this seems to be an unusually low limit.  I looked for a report of this painful bug beyond those presented when I began this reporting path and found none.

Thanks for your efforts in continually improving an already great product.
Comment 1 Ariel Constenla-Haile 2012-01-28 20:31:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Win7     OOO330 (Build:9567)
> The bug I observed is that when one has in excess of 100 installed fonts, only
> the first one hundred fonts are accessible by this particular path!  

That's how it works by design: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/ooo/trunk/main/svtools/source/control/stdmenu.cxx?revision=1198302&view=markup#l75
That value is hard-coded, and cannot be changed at runtime.

Changing Issue type to RFE.
Comment 2 Ariel Constenla-Haile 2012-01-28 20:33:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Win7     OOO330 (Build:9567)
> I select some text in Writer

Note that this happens in the other applications: Calc, Draw, Impress

Changed the bug subject accordingly.
Comment 3 efa 2012-03-16 16:36:34 UTC
the hard coded limit was added to speed up menu open time on:
https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=61775

Best is let show all fonts in context menĂ¹, at faster speed
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-14 10:49:01 UTC
IMHO right click Font should bring a "favorite fonts" list for quick selection.
Context menu should be fast.
AOO410m17(Build:9763)  -  Rev. 1586584
2014-04-11 09:13 - Linux x86_64
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