Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||disable (grey out) menu entries when all submenu entries are unavailable|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||issues, lars_o_hansen, pescetti|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description ccasteyde 2005-10-29 19:24:55 UTC
There are several small errors in menu handling in OO. Many menu entries are not grayed and can be selected even if none of the suboptions are available, or even if there are no suboption. For instance, in Writer: Edit|Object-> Empty Format|Anchor-> all unavailable | flip, position, etc: all the same Tab | Delete, Select, etc.: all unavailable. etc. This is annoying when the user is looking for a feature, and sees these entries, and waste its time to check which are really available. Moreover, under KDE/Linux, opened menu are not closed when the user click on the window status bar. It is closed if the user clicks everywhere on the desktop, but the desktop is rarely visible. The user must therefore either move the mouse far away from the menu, or use Escape key. Annoying.
Comment 1 jiahao 2006-01-27 20:44:23 UTC
I successfully replicated the issue with OpenOffice.org 2.0 and Linux Fedora Core 4, kernel version 2.6.14-1.1656_FC4. When create a new file in Writer, many menu items can be selected are actually non-sense. There are 2 types of errors: 1. The entry has sub-entries, but none of them is visible (a) Edit/Object 2. The entry has sub-entries, but all of them are selectable, i.e. Shows as grey (a) Format/Anchor (b) Format/Wrap (c) Format/Arrange (d) Format/Flip (e) Format/Group (f) Format/Object (g) Table/Delete (h) Table/Select (i) Table/AutoFit (j) Table/Convert I also did some following-up test, the result is: 1. For type 1, if use Insert/Object or other way to insert an object, then the sub-entries of Edit/Object show up, but may need to be not selectable without any object 2. For type 2, all these entries are useful when corresponding objects exist, if not, they should be set to be not selectable.
Comment 2 lars 2006-01-29 12:24:48 UTC
according to http://qa.openoffice.org/issue_handling/workflowcharts/ RFE_issues_by_QA.sxd I reassign this issue to requirements and set the status to New please file a new issue for your other problem, but search for a duplicate first; thanks
Comment 3 ccasteyde 2006-03-26 09:46:09 UTC
OK, I've added 63638 for the second problem (it was "title bar" and not "status bar" btw).
Comment 4 stefan.baltzer 2006-07-14 16:28:02 UTC
*** Issue 67247 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***