Well, I stated in a different thread that I had an issue with 4.1.2 with
the font drop-down list of fonts to change some highlighted text to.
The 4.1.2 was for Calc and a 4 page sheet.
Well, I now have had it go wacko with 4.0.5. Though I had a 44 page
Writer document that I wanted to change the default font to a "fixed
What happens is as I scroll down the font list with either the mouse on
the scroll bar or using the down arrow, I get down to the 10th or 12th
font name and the list "pops" back to the starting position.
Now, if I go to the Format Character and choose the font from that
dialog box, I have no trouble, except that fact that I cannot see what
the font looks like in the list, like you see in the toolbar that has
the font list in it.
SO, in the 4.1.2 Calc, it happened with a select all for about 4 printed
pages, but it did not with 4.0.5 Writer for 4 or 5 pages of a text
document. But when I needed to do a select all for the 44 page document
and change the font, it had the problem. I know that I have used the
select all with a 40 or 50 page document in the past with earlier
versions, but this now seems to be an issue with the 4.0.5 and 4.1.2
I have not yet updated to 4.0.6 or tested 4.1.3 to see if the problem is
So it is now happening with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit LO ver 4.0.5 [Writer],
and 4.1.2 [Calc].
Of course I have a lot of fonts installed in the .font folder. But I
have had a similar number +/- 30 or 40 fonts for the past 2-3 years.
I have also seen this behavior, in recent versions, including in LO
184.108.40.206 on Windows.
How to replicate:
1_ Open Calc.
2_ While only A1 is selected, change the Font to something different
than the default.
3_ Click on the "all cells" area (above row "1", to the left of
column "A") so to select all cells of the current sheet. Note that
the Font name (in the toolbar) is now "empty", since the current
selection includes more than one Font.
4_ Select the "Font" field (in the toolbar). Try to ("almost") select
a new different font by inserting the initial character of the name
of the new desired font (and wait; do not insert new characters and
do not press [ENTER]). After about 1 second, the inserted letter
(corresponding to the name of the Font I want to set) disappears,
leaving again the Font field "empty".
When the text or selected cells all use the same Font, I probably
won't see the "flickering" in the list.
When the text or selected cells use more than one Font, the
probability to see the "flickering" is higher.
The "flickering" seems to be "easier" to see when I perform the Font
selection "slower" rather than faster (e.g. insert only the first
letter of the font name and wait; the field will be empty again after
approximately one second).
Hopefully this procedure helps to replicate the issue.
Thanks and Regards,
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