Issue 124300 - Anchor for comments in Calc is almost invisible
Summary: Anchor for comments in Calc is almost invisible
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0-dev
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 67173 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-02-23 15:40 UTC by Andrea Pescetti
Modified: 2019-09-03 14:37 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.6
Developer Difficulty: ---

comment anchor comparison (186.24 KB, image/png)
2014-02-23 18:32 UTC, Edwin Sharp
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Description Andrea Pescetti 2014-02-23 15:40:21 UTC
As discussed on the mailing lists in Italian, anchor for comments in Calc is almost invisible:

1. Create a new Calc spreadsheet.

2. Go to any cell, Insert -> Comment, Insert a comment and move to another cell.

3. An anchor is displayed (a small red rectangle, a few pixels wide, in the top right corner of the cell) to give a hint that a comment is there.

This is barely visible at times and zooming in/out it does not change.

Proposal: make it more visible, perhaps guaranteeing that it is always at least the size it is now, but, when resolution/size allows, turning it to a triangle (perhaps with transparency?) that covers the top-right corner, say 1/3 or 1/2 of the cell height. I can attach mockups if this is not clear, but anyway any more visible and not too ugly solution will do.

[ Credit: Reported by Bruno on the mailing lists in Italian ]
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-23 18:32:50 UTC
Created attachment 82674 [details]
comment anchor comparison

IMHO no problem despite differing from others.
Comment 2 Andrea Pescetti 2014-02-23 20:36:40 UTC
Thank you Edwin for the screenshots. Yes, Gnumeric and Calligra appear to do it better. Something like that would be more visible even if you say there is little difference. But especially when the screen resolution is quite high it seems that the current anchor is very, very tiny.
Comment 3 jolatt 2014-02-24 14:00:48 UTC
Problem isn't new:
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-24 14:07:20 UTC
*** Issue 67173 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 jolatt 2016-04-13 06:14:58 UTC
To heavy to solve it?

The hint in the duplicate issue (use the navigator) is IMO nonsens.
Comment 6 jolatt 2017-02-14 08:13:29 UTC
Still unsolved.
Comment 7 jolatt 2018-03-21 07:56:04 UTC
Still unsolved.
Comment 8 Peter 2018-03-21 08:29:48 UTC
Setting the largest confirmation.
Comment 9 jolatt 2019-05-13 12:45:36 UTC
Still not fixed.
Even if you zoom in, the size remains unchanged.
Comment 10 jolatt 2019-09-03 14:32:58 UTC
Still unsolved.
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