Issue 97350 - combo boxes in the property browser should accept/commit their value immediately, when selected with the mouse
Summary: combo boxes in the property browser should accept/commit their value immediat...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 96429
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: ReportBuilder (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: OOo 3.2
Assignee: Frank Schönheit
QA Contact: issues@dba
Keywords: usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-12-17 10:05 UTC by Frank Schönheit
Modified: 2008-12-17 20:04 UTC (History)
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Description Frank Schönheit 2008-12-17 10:05:41 UTC
In the property browser (used in the Sun Report Builder as well as other places,
e.g. the form design), there are various properties which allow selecting their
value from a combo box, that is, a control comprised of an edit field for direct
text input, and a drop down list for choosing from a list.

Unlike properties represented by a list box, when the user clicks onto an list
entry of a combo box, this change is not immediately accepted. Instead, the user
needs to move the focus away from the combo box control, to actually apply her

This is pretty inconvenient. Especially in cases where the commitment of the new
value leads to other UI changes, the additional step of clicking somewhere else,
just to confirm the selection, is annoying.

An example is the "Content" property in the Sun Report Builder's property
browser (when inspecting the complete report object). Once the user enters an
existing table/query here, the floating "Add Field" window opens automatically,
allowing the user to immediately proceed with the field selection.

In current versions, this window only opens after clicking the list entry
(table/query), and then clicking somewhere else. The requested behavior is that
clicking the list entry is sufficient.
Comment 1 Frank Schönheit 2008-12-17 10:59:44 UTC
fixed in CWS dba32a

find more information about this CWS, like when it is available in the master
builds, in EIS, the Environment Information System:
Comment 2 Frank Schönheit 2008-12-17 11:15:08 UTC
strictly, that's an ENHANCEMENT
Comment 3 Frank Schönheit 2008-12-17 20:03:09 UTC
Comment 4 Frank Schönheit 2008-12-17 20:03:38 UTC
already submitted earlier ...

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 96429 ***
Comment 5 Frank Schönheit 2008-12-17 20:04:10 UTC
closing duplicate