Issue 76731 - Drag-select in frame inverts when outside work area
Summary: Drag-select in frame inverts when outside work area
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-04-26 23:34 UTC by bctech
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Example file to test drag-select in frames issue (75.00 KB, application/msword)
2007-04-26 23:36 UTC, bctech
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Description bctech 2007-04-26 23:34:58 UTC
In documents with one or more frames with text content, when attempting to use 
a mouse drag-select action to select text inside a frame, if the user moves the 
mouse off of the document edit area the text selecting direction will invert.

For example if a user has a long frame of text that they wish to select from 
top to bottom, they would click at the top then hold the mouse button and drag 
downward. Since they wish to select the entire text, the natural and learned 
behavior from other applications is to move the mouse all the way to the bottom 
of the window. In other applications this will continue the selection until the 
end of the frame or document is reached. In OO Writer as soon as you move the 
cursor outside the document edit area (over the toolbars at the bottom or onto 
the Start menu), the text will suddenly start unselecting itself in an upward 
direction until it reaches the original selection start location, where it will 
then begin selecting text above this point.

Specific Steps:

1: Create new OO Writer document
2: Insert a frame with dimensions at least 6"x6"
3: Fill frame completly with text
4: Left-click at top or middle of text in frame and drag downward to select
5: With left-button stilled held down, move cursor down to bottom of OO window 
into the toolbar area or Start bar

Result: Text selection will begin to invert.

I will also attach a document which shows this behavior when the steps above 
are followed. Tested on 00 2.2 and 2.1.
Comment 1 bctech 2007-04-26 23:36:21 UTC
Created attachment 44717 [details]
Example file to test drag-select in frames issue
Comment 2 eric.savary 2007-04-27 10:27:36 UTC
Reproduceible also on Linux. No regression.