Issue 61079 - Highlight page number in Navigator, to allow new entry
Summary: Highlight page number in Navigator, to allow new entry
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa, usability
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Reported: 2006-01-24 05:06 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:00 UTC (History)
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Description raindrops 2006-01-24 05:06:40 UTC
The navigator contains a input box where the user can enter a page number to
jump there.

To use this box, the user has to click here, and then drag to highlight the
existing page number. (If he starts entering the new page number, it will get
inserted inside the existing digits; creating a nonsensical number.)

Instead, when user clicks in the page field in the Navigator, the entire entry
should be highlighted, so that he can start typing the new page number directly.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-01-24 05:44:29 UTC
Yes, good idea. I a used the requested behaviour from several applications, for
example from the URL-pane of the Web-Browser. A mouseclick into that pane will
highlight the complete contents, so that it will be overwritten completely with
the next key press. A second mouseclick before the first keypress will place the
caret into the pane contents.

I was able to find the requested behaviour, but it seems to be OOo philosophy
that normally first mouseclick will place caret in the pane contents.

Example for requested behaviour /INDOWS):

1. select OOo dialogues in Menu "Tools - Options - - general"
2. open nes empty WRITER document
3. Menu "Insert - Image"
4. Check checkboxes "Preview" and "Link"
5. Click on a filname (like "apples.gif" in the gallery)
   result: complete filename in the "filename-pane" will be highlighted by 
   first mouseclick, so that it will be overwritten starting with with next
   keypress, second mouseclick would locate the caret in the filename.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-01-24 07:39:43 UTC
Yeah, this could be a small but good ease of use. Currently you need to drag or
double xlick directly into the digits. Selecting the number when just clicking
would be much better.
Comment 3 raindrops 2006-01-24 08:36:40 UTC
So should we change the summary to make this issue applicable to all input
fields (not just in Navigator?)
Comment 4 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 10:48:58 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.