Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||The shape drawing buttons on the draw toolbar should remember the last shape drawn.|
|Status:||CLOSED FIXED||QA Contact:||issues@framework <issues>|
|Version:||OOo 2.0 Beta||Keywords:||oooqa, regression, rfe_eval_ok, usability|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description peschtra 2005-03-06 22:33:01 UTC
It would be nice if the shape drawing buttons on the draw toolbar would remember the last shape drawn. This happens in 1.1.x. If you use the basic shape button to draw a cirlce, then the next time you click the button, it should automatically select circle instead of diamond. Alternatively, it could change the behavior of the button to the left that always makes a rectangle.
Comment 1 ecastro 2005-03-07 00:52:08 UTC
This is an absolute MUST. Now in OOo 2.0 beta we have toolbar entries in the Drawing toolbar that look exactly the same (an icon with a triagle next) but behave in different ways. At leat inconsistent and confusing. The "Curve" and "Connect" toolboxes behave as thet disi in 1.1.4: they do remember teh last selected item. But the new Shapes toolboxes look the same and behave different. They do NOT remember the last tool selected. You must to reopen it and select a tool in orden to draw anything. My point is toolbox (the expandable container for several tools within the toolbar) Let me add emphasis: toolboxes MUST work like in 1.1.4. At least toolboxes that did exists in 1.1.4 and now have been relegated by the new fancy ones. These new ppt-like toolboxes do NOT remember the last item selected. I know this is the way they work in PowerPoint, but in OOo I see that as a BUG. - Enrique -
Comment 2 Olaf Felka 2005-03-07 09:58:54 UTC
Comment 3 wolframgarten 2005-03-07 10:07:53 UTC
It might be irritating for the user if the same button for a toolbox can have up to 28 different faces... Reassigned.
Comment 4 peschtra 2005-03-07 12:29:30 UTC
IMO, this seems like a weak reason not to implement the change. I don't really for see that being a problem.
Comment 5 ecastro 2005-03-07 13:53:18 UTC
WQ: It might be irritating for the user if the same button for a toolbox can have up to 28 different faces. EC: New users probably will never use the additional tools in the toolbox, so there will be no irritation for them. But power users do will be irritated by being forced to work with a less efficient UI than was available in 1.1.4. Even more when they know that 2.0 do have this functionality, it is a matter or putting it into use in those particular toolboxes. - Enrique -
Comment 6 lohmaier 2006-03-03 19:49:44 UTC
setting keywords. Not only the draw-icons are affected, but also for example the Insert-button (not part of default configuration, has to be added manually, the one that opens a drop-down-menu, like the topmost icon in OOo 1.1.x vertical toolbar - in Insert-Category â†’ Insert)
Comment 7 bettina.haberer 2007-09-28 11:39:24 UTC
The selected shape keeps saved per session.
Comment 8 bettina.haberer 2007-09-28 11:39:52 UTC
Issue is closed now.