Issue 106746 - Erratic behaviour and jumps when zooming-in in Writer (zoom in, multiple pages layout view, Ctrl + mouse wheel, zoom slider)
Summary: Erratic behaviour and jumps when zooming-in in Writer (zoom in, multiple page...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 96076
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: writerneedsconfirm
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-11-09 19:07 UTC by johanneseva
Modified: 2009-11-10 12:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description johanneseva 2009-11-09 19:07:11 UTC
If you are working on a document with multiple pages and you zoom out, it should
go fine.

But if you want to zoom in to get back to the spot you were working on,  or to a
newly selected passage, you can forget it. You will be zoomed-in at a mostly
random passage of the document.

Sometimes you'll end at the beginning of the document, sometimes the "middle" of
the zoomed-out view (when in Single page view), sometimes at what seems to be a
random position in your document (automatic or columns view).

This erratic behaviour while zooming-in happens while zooming with the zoom
slider, or with CTRL + mouse wheel, or when using the dropdown list in the toolbar.

These jumps are very annoying when working on a document, and really disturb the


Proposed solution: when zooming in, the cursor position (or the current
selection) should always stay within the view, so that the user doesn't get lost.

If the selection is huge (for example on many pages) the beginning of the
selection should be always visible

This is a complex problem, and has no really perfect solution, but almost
nothing could be worse that the current erratic behaviour.


See also a former discussion - some of the later mails do really
contain discussions what is problematic when scrolling/zooming:
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2009-11-10 12:04:47 UTC
Already tracked as issue 96076 an issue 96144.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 96076 ***
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2009-11-10 12:08:33 UTC
Closing duplicate.