Issue 126653 - Slide Pane - Jumps to first slide unexpectedly
Summary: Slide Pane - Jumps to first slide unexpectedly
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.2
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2015-11-14 05:51 UTC by Rick
Modified: 2016-04-15 19:21 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
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Impress presentation with 7 slides (69.52 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2016-04-13 18:52 UTC, Terri Brooks
no flags Details
Impress document with 2 slides (69.30 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2016-04-13 19:03 UTC, Terri Brooks
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Boundary.jpg shows the area (hot spot) around slide that navigates to that slide (153.37 KB, image/jpeg)
2016-04-15 18:14 UTC, beckyfiedler
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Description Rick 2015-11-14 05:51:42 UTC
The Slide Pane jumps to the top unexpectedly when I click in the margin between two slides. The first slide is also displayed when it is not desired, as part of this behavior. This happens when the first slide is not selected and when the vertical scroll-bar is not at the top.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Open an Impress document which contains more than one slide.
2) Ensure the View -> Slide Pane panel is open.
3) If necessary, resize the application window so that the Slide Pane panel displays a vertical scroll-bar.
4) Scroll the vertical scroll-bar by any amount.
5) Select a slide other than the first slide.
6) In the Slide Pane, click on any white-space around or between the slide thumbnails.

Note: Steps 4 and 5 are interchangeable.

Actual Result:
When a left-click is performed, the Slide Pane view scrolls all the way to the top and the first slide is selected and consequently is displayed in the primary content window.

When a right-click is performed, the same action occurs, but the context menu is also presented. The context menu shows the text "<No selection possible>".

Expected Result:
A left-click on any of the white-space in this situation typically should not cause any visible action.

Performing a right-click should present a context menu with the appropriate content (the content may be different when extensions are installed).


The Slide Pane behaves as expected when I click on a slide, rather than within the white-space.

Hardware information:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit version 6.1.7601
AMI Alaska - 1072009 08/13/13
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Comment 1 Terri Brooks 2016-04-13 18:52:16 UTC
Created attachment 85429 [details]
Impress presentation with 7 slides
Comment 2 Terri Brooks 2016-04-13 19:02:23 UTC
I was able to recreate this issue using Windows 7 Enterprise and Open Office version 4.1.2.  Additionally, I was able to produce the issue regardless if the scroll bar is displayed in the Slide Pane panel or not.   

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open a multi-page presentation in Impress.

2.Ensure the Slide Pane is showing (Go to View > Slide Pane to display if not)

3.In the Slide Pane select any slide other than the first one.
Expected Results:  Selected slide displays in the Main Window Pane.
Actual Results:  The selected slide displays as expected.

4. Left-click in any white-space area around a slide.
Expected Results: No impact expected.
Actual Results: The first slide is now selected in the Slide Pane panel and the main window changes to display the first slide instead of the one selected in step 3.  
  
5. Once again select another slide other than the first one.
Expected Results:  Selected slide displays in the Main Window Pane.
Actual Results: The selected slide displays as expected.

6. Now right-click in any white-space area around the slide.
Expected Results: Right click context menu will display.
Actual Results: Context menu displays however; same as left-click – the first slide is now selected in the Slide Pane and the main window changes to display the first slide instead of the slide selected in step 5 

I have tested with a 7 slide document to force the vertical scroll and a 2 slide document to test with no vertical scroll and encountered the issue regardless.  I have attached both documents for purposes of replicating this issue.  

Hardware Information:
HP – EliteBook
Intel® Core™ i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30 GHz
Comment 3 Terri Brooks 2016-04-13 19:03:29 UTC
Created attachment 85430 [details]
Impress document with 2 slides
Comment 4 beckyfiedler 2016-04-15 18:09:44 UTC
I was able to replicate this issue running 
* OpenOffice Impress 4.1.2 on 
* Mac OS 10.11.4 

Steps to replicate:
1) Open either file provided by Terri Brooks: Impress presentation with 7 slides or Impress document with 2 slides.
2) Ensure Slide Pane panel is open (located under View menu)
3) Select slide 2 or later in the slide pane panel. (Selected slide should display).
4A) Left-click in any white space within the slide pane panel. The displayed slide changes to the first slide in both the main window and the slide pane panel. 

This is inconsistent with the behavior in MS PowerPoint (Office 2016 for Mac) where the slide displayed is the one nearest the area clicked. Boundary.jpg illustrates the area around a slide that automatically navigates a user to that slide. 

4B) Right-click in any white space within the slide pane panel and the context menu appears but there is no change in the displayed slide. However, if you right-click a second time, you are navigated to the first slide in the presentation. 

This is also inconsistent with behavior in MS PowerPoint (Office 2016 for Mac) where the context menu is displayed and user is navigated to the slide nearest the area clicked. See again Boundary.jpg. 

Users switching from MS Office are likely to expect a similar behavior in Impress and will find it annoying to be navigated to the first slide in the presentation if they accidentally click white area in the slide pane panel.
Comment 5 beckyfiedler 2016-04-15 18:14:33 UTC
Created attachment 85437 [details]
Boundary.jpg shows the area (hot spot) around slide that navigates to that slide
Comment 6 orcmid 2016-04-15 19:15:22 UTC
Changed to Enhancement request.  The objection here is that the behavior is not the same as Microsoft PowerPoint.  

It should be pointed out that Impress was not offered as a work-alike to PowerPoint.  That is not part of the design of the ODF file format and it was not in the thinking when Impress was offered as an alternative (not as a work-alike).

This is not an objection to the request.  It is pointing out that it is not a defect just because it doesn't work the same. 

I am marking this as confirmed, in that the Impress behavior is as replicated by the contributors.

If it is desired that being a Microsoft PowerPoint work-alike become a goal for Impress, that needs to be taken up on the developer list, dev@openoffice.apache.org.  I don't know that the project would agree to this and I also don't know where the capability would come from even if there were agreement.  It is fair to bring it up though.
Comment 7 Terri Brooks 2016-04-15 19:21:05 UTC
(In reply to Terri Brooks from comment #2)

I need to clarify steps 4 & 6 above. I neglected to state that you need to click white space within the "Slide Pane" area in order to replicate the behavior. Please see revised steps below:

Step 4 should read:  

4. Left-click in any white-space area around a slide in the Slide Pane.
Expected Results: No impact expected.
Actual Results: The first slide is now selected in the Slide Pane panel and
the main window changes to display the first slide instead of the one
selected in step 3.  

Step 6 should read:

6. Now right-click in any white-space area around the slide in the Slide Panel
Expected Results: Right click context menu will display.
Actual Results: Context menu displays however; same as left-click – the
first slide is now selected in the Slide Pane and the main window changes to
display the first slide instead of the slide selected in step 5 


In addition, the following logged issues may be related to this same problem:  #125013, #125707, #125708, #125911