Issue 39140 - auto-save pop-up-Window shouldn't get the input focus
Summary: auto-save pop-up-Window shouldn't get the input focus
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: requirements
QA Contact: issues@framework
Keywords: oooqa, rfe_eval_ok, usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-12-16 10:53 UTC by windl
Modified: 2005-08-16 12:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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


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Description windl 2004-12-16 10:53:24 UTC
When enabling auto-save (which is a good thing), OOo repeatedly bring itself
into foreground (when the window had no input focus) to ask whether I'd like to
save the document now. This is annoying, because ocasionally you might hit 'y'
or 'n' at that moment without realizing to what window you are typing.
Therefore I suggest to leave the input focus at other windows if they have it.
In Windows/XP applications can cause the item in the task bar to blink if
attention is required, but I don't know how to do that, or which methods other
GUIs provide.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-12-16 12:08:59 UTC
reassigned to framework component.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2004-12-16 12:09:40 UTC
Comment 3 mci 2004-12-17 08:54:52 UTC
Hi windl,

thanks for using and supporting

This does not happen here using OOo1.1.4 on Solaris.

This problem may occur if you
- have an untitled doucment opened
- didn't uncheck "Prompt to save" in Tools->Options->Load/Save->General

set to worksforme...
Comment 4 mci 2004-12-17 10:25:29 UTC
hi windl, 

I received your mail...

This works as designed.

We may handle this as an enhancement wish...
Comment 5 mci 2004-12-17 10:32:35 UTC
changed summary from

"auto-save pup-up changes input focus"


"auto-save pop-up-Windoe shouldn't get the input focus"
Comment 6 mci 2004-12-17 10:33:25 UTC
reassigned to requirements
Comment 7 mci 2004-12-17 10:37:08 UTC
Comment 8 lohmaier 2004-12-17 17:32:18 UTC
set keywords, confirming.
Comment 9 docpi 2005-02-13 01:24:22 UTC
I second that enhancement suggestion. OOo grabbing focus this way is highly
annoying behavior.
And it is dangerous, too, for since OOo grabs focus unregarding of your current
typing activity, it can jump (and has) into the foreground while you are typing
away in another application.
Depending on what keystrokes are caught, this could lead to very strange and
unwelcome behavior too fast and unreproduceable for the user who was expecting
the text to land somewhere else.
And then he has to figure out what it has done to OOo, where the untitled files
was saved to and under what name and so on.
Not good.

It is possible that this concerns all automatically popping dialog boxes in OOo.
Highly annoying and unnecessary.
Comment 10 bettina.haberer 2005-08-16 12:56:48 UTC
In OO.o 2.0 this dialog will no more appear, it has been removed. 
Comment 11 bettina.haberer 2005-08-16 12:59:49 UTC
Closed fixed with OO.o 2.0.