Issue 19414 - Wheelmouse should scroll one page max. in Writer-Preview
Summary: Wheelmouse should scroll one page max. in Writer-Preview
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC4
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: michael.ruess
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
: 54447 60929 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-11 01:03 UTC by firmail
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:43 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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

patch (1.52 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-09 16:29 UTC, max.odendahl
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Description firmail 2003-09-11 01:03:02 UTC
When a doc is viewed in File>Page Preview, then the wheelmouse becomes quite
useless. It scrolls over pages, so you don't see them. It is simply too fast.

The way impress deals with previews is better.

If I may be as bold to additionally suggest that the number of lines that the
wheel mouse scrolls can be set in Options (preferably somehow like in
Mozilla:edit>Preferences>Advances>Mouse Wheel)

Thank you very much
Comment 1 mci 2003-12-15 11:21:50 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 2 deonast 2005-05-03 06:55:05 UTC
Yes the scrolling of the preview jumps a number of pages. I have also tested
this.  Same issue with 1.9.95 under win2k Sp4 & WinXP SP2.

This issue itself is logged under issue 43033, though the added options
mentioned by this post would be an ehancement.
Comment 3 deonast 2005-05-04 04:13:24 UTC
Yes this probably should be closed as the scroll mouse options requested are a
feature of windows as mentioned in issue 43033, where the issue is more about
the implementation of those options in the preview window
Comment 4 deonast 2005-05-05 01:42:40 UTC
Ok better keep this enhancement request open as issue 43033 has been closed as
invalid, although I believe functionality of scroll 3 lines in windows which
equates to 3 pages in the page preview is a flaw in implementation, it will have
to be now considered as a feature request.  I copy my comments from issue 43033

Ok 1.9.95 tested scroll mouse settings under windows XP sp4, It was set to
scroll 3 lines at a time in the control panel mouse.  With this set openoffice
scrolls 3 lines as it should in the document.  However in the page preview skips
3 pages at a time.

Switching to one page at a time in windows xp settings allows the preview to go
one page at a time, but unfortunately you are then forced to go one page at a
time when scrolling the actual document as well, which may not be the users intent.

Would be better if the page preview scroll operated on one page progression at a
time independent of the windows setting for line scrolls.
Comment 5 deonast 2005-05-05 11:26:53 UTC
I have spoken to a programmer friend of mine who has offered to help with this.
He is wondering if he could be told the wherabouts in the code is the response
to the wheel programmed. Then he may be able to look at it and find a way to
make it work the way that I have suggested it should
Comment 6 markpeak 2005-06-24 05:09:46 UTC
Confirmed on m108 on Debian and m109 on WindowsXP.

I think this is quite serious usability issue.
Comment 7 lohmaier 2005-09-11 13:54:10 UTC
*** Issue 54447 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 mdennis 2005-11-28 07:29:09 UTC
still a problem on 2.0 on win2K
Comment 9 lohmaier 2006-01-23 01:06:47 UTC
*** Issue 60929 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 lars 2006-01-23 18:14:01 UTC
confirming issue
Comment 11 gobnat 2006-03-21 05:28:15 UTC
Please fix - me too - issue still present 00o2

btw I disagree re

I think this is a defect, not an enhancement. 

Also - One page max is not a correct categorisation - it should scroll by
reference to the number of pages displayed (perhaps one row at a time?).


Comment 12 garnixx 2006-08-18 22:23:26 UTC
Agree, for me there's no doubt that it's a defect. Using line numbers from the
OS's settings is nonsense, because they've been introduced from a completely
different background: I scroll only some lines to still have the context
(instead of scrolling a full page at once) when reading a longer text. However,
in OO-Writer preview, when scrolling several pages at once - where is the point?
At least, this does not help me to keep the context.
Comment 13 patrickdepinguin 2006-11-20 17:49:24 UTC
What is the current status of this 'enhancement' aka 'defect'? Is there someone
'working' on it? I cannot believe that this is hard to fix.

It is hard for me to believe that some people do not see this behaviour as
wrong. Take any program that has a print preview, like Microsoft Word, and
you'll see that the behaviour used there corresponds to what I see as 'natural'
behaviour, being that with a scroll you get the next 'view'. If you show two
pages at a time in the preview, you would get the next two pages; if you show
only one page, obviously you should get the next page.
Comment 14 kpalagin 2007-01-13 10:46:57 UTC
Dear developers,
please consider this "enhancement" for 2.3, as current behavior makes 
scrolling with mouse wheel unusable in most cases.
Thanks a lot for your attention!
Comment 15 dma2002 2008-01-19 20:37:27 UTC
Dear developers,
this issue exists for a very long time without a target. Please set target at
least! I understand that this ENHANCEMENT isn't critical. But fixing this issue
will improve usability. Moreover it seems not so hard to fix it - so the target
could be the next minor version.
I'd ask you also to change OS to "All".
Comment 16 max.odendahl 2008-02-09 16:28:40 UTC
patch to improve usability
Comment 17 max.odendahl 2008-02-09 16:29:16 UTC
Created attachment 51444 [details]
Comment 18 eric.bachard 2008-02-09 16:39:32 UTC
On mod behalf, issue reset as patch, and reassigned to mba 
Comment 19 Mathias_Bauer 2008-02-14 10:35:09 UTC
Oliver, please review the patch
Comment 20 Oliver Specht 2008-02-14 12:03:52 UTC
I'd change the 
const CommandWheelData* pDataNew  
to a 
const CommandWheelData aDataNew

Changed Prio to P3 and Platform to All
Comment 21 max.odendahl 2008-02-14 13:41:36 UTC
Should I attach a new patch or do you integrated it yourself directly with this

I don't have an open CWS right now, so if you can integrate it in some open sw
CWS would be nice.
Comment 22 Oliver Specht 2008-02-14 14:00:14 UTC
Fix applied in cws sw8u10bf05
Comment 23 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2008-02-26 12:55:44 UTC
OD->MRU: Checked in internal installation set of cws sw8u10bf05 - please verify
(or found somebody else for the verification)
Comment 24 kpalagin 2008-02-26 13:17:13 UTC
The issue is integrated in OpenOffice Pro (by
I have verified new behavior - looks good, so setting to verified.

mod, os, 
thanks a lot!
Comment 25 michael.ruess 2008-03-27 16:20:16 UTC
Checked in DEV300m5.