Issue 60412 - ux-ctest: Context menu for a misspelled word does not allow to reach the normal context menu
Summary: ux-ctest: Context menu for a misspelled word does not allow to reach the norm...
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: recent-trunk
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: usability
: 89594 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2006-01-12 08:38 UTC by hans_werner67
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:20 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description hans_werner67 2006-01-12 08:38:20 UTC
Context menu for a misspelled word always shows suggestions how to correct the
word, but does not show any entry of the normal context menu for text (like

Recommendation: Allow to switch to the normal context menu or merge both menus.
Comment 1 frank.loehmann 2006-01-12 13:50:43 UTC
keyword: ux-ctest
Comment 2 matthias.mueller-prove 2006-08-01 13:54:06 UTC
target 2.x for usability test results with prio 2
Comment 3 matthias.mueller-prove 2006-09-22 11:15:55 UTC
Concept ideas:
  1) add regular context menu to the end of the spellcheck items or
  2) add regular context menu to the end of the spellcheck items as submenu entry.
Comment 4 frank.loehmann 2007-07-23 16:14:13 UTC
This issue is handled by the following spec. (section 1.3):
Comment 5 matthias.mueller-prove 2007-07-23 16:41:21 UTC
set owner to CD, the iTeam Lead of  CWS: langstatusbar

The new context menu for misspelled words seems to address exactly this
usability issue. Can you confirm this?
Comment 6 carsten.driesner 2007-07-24 09:23:45 UTC
cd: Accepted.
Comment 7 Mathias_Bauer 2007-10-05 09:19:54 UTC
mmp: no, the language control feature does not address that.

Idea: could we move the spell check menu to "CTRL-Click", similar to Smart Tags
and Hyperlink execution? So the normal "right click" would always execute the
context menu. Of course we would need a quick help text as in the mentioned
other cases. And people that switch off contextual help again will complain.
Comment 8 carsten.driesner 2007-11-23 07:35:27 UTC
cd: Feature freeze passed. Set target to OOo 3.x.
Comment 9 lars 2008-05-18 09:26:01 UTC
*** Issue 89594 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 lars 2008-05-18 09:28:21 UTC
issue 89594 describes this as "hugely annoying" particularly when testing OOo 
Beta versions and using random character sequences because that's faster and 
wanting to open the standard context menu.
Comment 11 lutz.hoeger 2011-01-14 14:46:32 UTC
One certainly doesn't want to add all pup-up menu commands from Writer to the
pop-up menu for misspelled words. This could blow up the menu to 28 commands
(including up to seven suggestions for correct spelling). 

I want to see the most common commands added: cut, copy & paste. Any other
additional menu item needs to be justified based on usage tracking data.

BTW, I do object against marking an invalid issue as a duplicate of this one.
OOo is a productivity suite, for real work. Though possible, "typing random
chracters for testing purposes" is not a supported use case.
Comment 12 thorsten.ziehm 2011-03-07 15:29:22 UTC
Changed to priority 3. This isn't a stopper for a release.
(Issues with p1/p2 with keyword 'accessibility' and/or 'usability' are one category for stoppers. See