Issue 91398 - spell checker pop up position unworkable on 2 screens
Summary: spell checker pop up position unworkable on 2 screens
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 Beta
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: needhelp, needmoreinfo
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-07-05 14:33 UTC by kb9lgs
Modified: 2016-10-22 14:25 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Screen 1 (20.11 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2016-10-20 23:23 UTC, Jake
no flags Details
Screen 2 (19.98 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2016-10-20 23:24 UTC, Jake
no flags Details

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Description kb9lgs 2008-07-05 14:33:23 UTC
This may seem nit picky, but it is really annoying.   I have a two screen xp sp2
system.   The screens are side by side with a main screen in front of me and an
auxiliary screen to my right.   When ever I di a spell check either from the
menu or from the right click menu the pop up that is the speck checker pops up
with half of the box in each screen.   This is really annoying.  every time I
have to grab it and move it with my mouse to a readable position.

This might take a lot of programming to fix, but it would be nice if you could
do so.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-07-07 07:33:30 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 stefan.baltzer 2009-04-17 19:52:25 UTC
Please re-verify in current versions and comment here.
for latest versions.
Comment 3 kb9lgs 2009-04-18 03:54:41 UTC
This is now working properly.   Boy is this an old one thoough ;-)
Comment 4 Rob Weir 2013-02-02 02:59:04 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated
within the last year. Please provide feedback as requested and re-test with the the latest version of OpenOffice - the problem(s) may already be addressed. 

You can download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 from

Please report back the outcome of your testing, so this Issue may be closed or
progressed as necessary - otherwise the issue may be Resolved as Invalid in the
Comment 5 kb9lgs 2014-03-11 16:15:22 UTC
This one can be closed.    This is fixed in 4    

Now instead of showing up in the dead center of the whole multiple desktop as it did in 3 (and still does as of the last 3) it now shows up in the middle of the active window.   That works well.
Comment 6 Jake 2016-10-20 23:22:48 UTC
(Jakub Harasny – retesting this issue)

I tried to replicate this issue for:
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version: 10.0.14393 Build 14393
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor, 3100 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 8.00 GB

I can confirm that this issue for “spellchecker” is fixed – the pop-up window always opens in the middle of the active screen. However when investigating this issue I realised that pop up windows behaviour is not consistent for many other Writer tabs/settings Writer. It seems that Writer remembers for many windows where actually the window was closed and it will open next time where it was closed (even divided on a two screens). I attached two “odt” files which I used for the testing on two screens (windows extended display mode). 

Steps to reproduce issue
1.	Open two attached files (Screen 1, Screen 2). E.g. “Screen 1” on your main    screen and “Screen 2” on your second screen (you can open them on fullscreen for better visibility but is not mandatory) 
2.	When Screen 1 is active click “F7” on your keyboard to open spellchecker
3.	Spellchecker opens in the middle of the FIRST screen 
4.	Close the spellchecker and make your second screen active and click “F7”    again
5.	Spellchecker opens in the middle of the SECOND screen
6.	Now repeat the steps 1-4 for “F1” button (to open help)
7.	The second time when you open the Help window it opens in the same place where it was when you were opening it for the first time not in the middle of the second screen. You can even move the window to a different place

I have done the test for a few different windows to check how they handle this issue.
Tested “Writer” windows which open incorrectly are:
Tools -> Options
Format -> Columns
Even whole program opens always in the place/screen where you closed it last time.

Issue can be quite annoying when you work with few documents on two screens as it is hard to remember where pop up window was opened last time. I think that the best solution would be to always open the windows in the active screen (on screen on which you look at the time of opening it), so you will not have to look for it each time. Applying solution like for the spellchecker could make future users life easier.
Comment 7 Jake 2016-10-20 23:23:38 UTC
Created attachment 85739 [details]
Screen 1
Comment 8 Jake 2016-10-20 23:24:16 UTC
Created attachment 85740 [details]
Screen 2
Comment 9 Jake 2016-10-22 11:07:24 UTC
Hi, I have moved the issue description to a new ticket, so this one can be close. 
Updated issue description is:
Issue 127178 - Inconsistence behavior of active pop-up windows on 2 screens (extended display view).
Comment 10 Keith N. McKenna 2016-10-22 14:19:11 UTC
Marking resolved fixed from op's remarks in Comment 5.
Comment 11 Keith N. McKenna 2016-10-22 14:25:13 UTC
(In reply to Jake from comment #9)
> Hi, I have moved the issue description to a new ticket, so this one can be
> close. 
> Updated issue description is:
> Issue 127178 - Inconsistence behavior of active pop-up windows on 2 screens
> (extended display view).


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