Issue 94847 - Fast font color changing
Summary: Fast font color changing
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-10-10 15:24 UTC by rfvuhbtg
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description rfvuhbtg 2008-10-10 15:24:46 UTC
What I am about to describe is a specific procedure that should be a relatively
simple fix to add functionality to OpenOffice that nearly every other office
suite has had for decades.

I would like to be able to click on the font color button and have the font
color change right then with the next typed character instead of having to drag
the cursor over the text, as it works in MS Office, KOffice, Abiword, etc. etc.
.  Obviously highlighting text, then clicking the font color button can still be
used when needed.

Since this behavior happens when the font color is selected through the
"character" menu, why not map this behavior to clicking on the font color menu
or clicking on the detachable font color palette window?  I'm not familiar with's codebase, but would it be that hard to simply map the same action that
occurs when a color is selected through the character menu to clicking the font
color button or palette as well?
Comment 1 eric.savary 2008-10-13 11:08:19 UTC
Reassigned to Requirements
Comment 2 gothicx 2009-08-26 14:40:14 UTC
I think this bug should be fixed soon, because it's an usability issue.
Comment 3 Oliver Specht 2009-10-09 12:49:07 UTC
Comment 4 Joe Smith 2009-11-25 01:11:55 UTC
Duplicate of Issue 23843?