Issue 56933 - disable (grey out) menu entries when all submenu entries are unavailable
Summary: disable (grey out) menu entries when all submenu entries are unavailable
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 8 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 67247 101446 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-10-29 19:24 UTC by ccasteyde
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description ccasteyde 2005-10-29 19:24:55 UTC
There are several small errors in menu handling in OO.   
Many menu entries are not grayed and can be selected even if none of the   
suboptions are available, or even if there are no suboption.   
For instance, in Writer:   
Edit|Object-> Empty   
Format|Anchor-> all unavailable  
      | flip, position, etc: all the same  
Tab | Delete, Select, etc.: all unavailable.  
This is annoying when the user is looking for a feature, and sees these  
entries, and waste its time to check which are really available.  
Moreover, under KDE/Linux, opened menu are not closed when the user click on 
the window status bar. It is closed if the user clicks everywhere on the 
desktop, but the desktop is rarely visible. The user must therefore either 
move the mouse far away from the menu, or use Escape key. Annoying.
Comment 1 jiahao 2006-01-27 20:44:23 UTC
I successfully replicated the issue with 2.0 and Linux Fedora
Core 4, kernel version 2.6.14-1.1656_FC4. 

When create a new file in Writer, many menu items can be selected are actually
non-sense. There are 2 types of errors:
1.	The entry has sub-entries, but none of them is visible
(a)	Edit/Object   
2.	The entry has sub-entries, but all of them are selectable, i.e. Shows as grey
(a)	Format/Anchor
(b)	Format/Wrap
(c)	Format/Arrange
(d)	Format/Flip
(e)	Format/Group
(f)	Format/Object
(g)	Table/Delete
(h)	Table/Select
(i)	Table/AutoFit
(j)	Table/Convert

I also did some following-up test, the result is:
1.	For type 1, if use Insert/Object or other way to insert an object, then the
sub-entries of Edit/Object show up,  but may need to be not selectable without
any object
2.	For type 2, all these entries are useful when corresponding objects exist, if
not, they should be set to be not selectable.
Comment 2 lars 2006-01-29 12:24:48 UTC
according to
RFE_issues_by_QA.sxd I reassign this issue to requirements and set the status 
to New

please file a new issue for your other problem, but search for a duplicate 
first; thanks
Comment 3 ccasteyde 2006-03-26 09:46:09 UTC
OK, I've added 63638 for the second problem (it was "title bar" and not 
"status bar" btw). 
Comment 4 stefan.baltzer 2006-07-14 16:28:02 UTC
*** Issue 67247 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2009-05-06 07:17:09 UTC
*** Issue 101446 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***