Issue 42299 - inconsistent drawing tool behaviour
Summary: inconsistent drawing tool behaviour
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m74
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-02-09 09:05 UTC by richlv
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
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Description richlv 2005-02-09 09:05:32 UTC
select 'rectangle' from a drawing toolbar. draw an object.

writer, calc, base : drawing mode is enabled after the first object, allowing to 
draw another.
impress, draw : drawing mode is disabled after drawing an object.

i believe this behaviour should be consistent between applications, so that user 
is not confused "why can't i draw a second object immediately ?"

especially impress & draw should stay in drawing mode, because in these two 
applications drawings will be made more often and reselecting tool every time is 

so suggestion is : make drawing tools 'stay' selected after drawing an object in 
impress and draw.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-02-09 09:08:19 UTC
Comment 2 Matthias Basler 2005-02-22 13:12:18 UTC
Confirmed with 1.9.79+WinXP.

Additional comment: In f.e. Writer, the drawing mode stays enabled, but this is
not signalled to the user: The corresponding toolbar symbol is not highlighted.
In Draw, unfortunately, the draw mode is disabled after every object, but this
is at least signalled to the user since the "select" icon is highlighted.
I agree with richlv's suggestion.