Issue 29804

Summary: Add support to select an invisable object by mouse
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Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P5 (lowest) CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.0.0   
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Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description 2004-06-03 04:23:40 UTC
In writer,insert a draw object into a text documnet, set the line style to
invisable and set the fill to none. Thus the object will get lost in the
document. No way to select the object again. But in Microsoft Word, when you
move your mouse  over an invisable object, the mouse pointer will change and you
can select the object by click any mouse key. Left key to select the object and
right key will cause to select the object and popup the content menu.
It sames that OOo's mouse events are base on the color of the clicked area. If
there is no color, there is no dispose. So if you want to select an object you
have to click the visable parts of the object but not the effect area of the
object. It's hard to use and will cause problem as this unable to select
invisable object.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-06-03 09:32:02 UTC
At the moment it is only possible to select invisible objects via "capture"
tool. This is not very intuitive at all. This should be improved.
Comment 2 Armin Le Grand 2004-06-03 15:22:02 UTC
AW->MRU: In Draw/Impress You may use TAB, CTRL-A or capture frame. In SW You can
use the capture frame or the selector in the top-right scrollbar to move through
the draw objects. If You really want the mouse to support that, too, please send
again. This will need to be added separately to SW, SC and Draw/Impress, since
that's an application task.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2004-06-23 21:38:07 UTC
-> windly: Well, imagine you have an object 4x4 px big somwhere on the page.
You'll spend a long time scanning the document and waiting for your pointer to
You can reach this object with Shift+F5 if it is the first object of the page
and then cycle with Tab if it's.
I don't see the real need of adding a feature for this but let's see...
Comment 4 2004-10-25 03:29:50 UTC
change to a meaning summary
Comment 5 Regina Henschel 2009-06-29 16:14:31 UTC
*** Issue 103190 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:47:42 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".