Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 708049
[Writer] Font colour bucket fill intermittent.
Last modified: 2012-08-07 15:50:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Font colour bucket fill has worked once in fifty attempts.
Alternate method of mousing over text then clicking on a colour is needed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Changing the colour of text in a document.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Double click on font colour tab to get font palette.
2.Click on a colour and move pointer over text.
3.No bucket fill available - usually ( but it does work for highlighting).
Absent bucket fill most of the time
Good catch. Note that you can still activate the fill bucket by clicking on the font color button (before or after selecting color).
Thanks, i forgot about that, it does make things quicker than using mouse-over, now only requiring one further step than before.
Would be nice to be able to resize the palettes by the way, as mouse pointer movement seems rather unresponsive on my system now, although that is not a bug i suppose : )
So this has been a deliberate change...
IMHO the idea is good, but the implementation is not. That font coloring is active should be visualised by depressed button, like font weight/slant; this would also allow to turn it off. Currently just selecting a color makes it active and the only way to turn it off is to select "invisible" color. OTOH, pressing the button does not change color--it just activates the bucket fill mode...
So the removal of the secondary option of font bucket fill activation by clicking on a palette colour is a deliberate Libreoffice change and not a Fedora versioning bug ?
I guess you'll be taking this off the bug list then David, but would you offer a link where i could raise the issue with the Libreoffice developers ? This policy is slowing font colourization by about 20 % and there appear no benefits to me.
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