Issue 108433 - Actions on hold when user intervention required.
Summary: Actions on hold when user intervention required.
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.2 RC2
Hardware: All Windows, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2010-01-18 17:18 UTC by ohallot
Modified: 2014-02-04 19:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description ohallot 2010-01-18 17:18:46 UTC
This is an usability issue

1) Have your windows explorer open.
2) Open a file with macro so that macro execution security dialog pops up. Do
not confirm macro execution. Leave dialog open.
3) back to windows explorer (so that it hides the window with the file with
macro), click on another ODF file in the windows explorer to open it

The file does not open, task bar does not show that user intervention is required.

On confirming the macro execution dialog of the previous file, all subsequent
actions are performed at once.

Funny / Weird situations generated: 

Is user is not aware (for some reason) on the pending action, he will retry the
subsequent actions, and that creates confusion and can stress the operating system.

It is relatively easy for a "stressed" user to open several files and thus have
a confirmation dialog hidden by many other windows. Note that a confirmation
dialog apears after the file is loaded which can take several seconds to open.

On "releasing" the hanging dialog, user can experience unwanted results as for
example, several files being opened at once.

Recomended action:

Taking "the other suite" as an example, a new file opened thru the windows
explorer pops a message box indicating that another window requires user
intervention, before the current action takes place.
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-04 19:18:39 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1562493
Win 7