[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 74364] EDITING: Selecting multiple draw objects should show ( unselectable) handles for all objects

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Wed Jun 28 11:53:15 UTC 2017


--- Comment #9 from Klaus <bauer.klaus.dieter at gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Regina Henschel from comment #7)
> Press F8 or the icon "Points" (which are toggles) to switch to point mode to
> get the same view as in Microsoft Office. I do not see, what should be
> enhanced beyond. Besides that, the count of selected objects is shown in the
> status bar in Draw/Impress.

The count doesn't really help the issue. The usability question usually isn't
"how many elements are selected" but "which of the elements are selected?".
Furthermore, by requiring looking away from the canvas, it affects the
work-flow negatively, even for cases where it provides sufficient information.

Thank you for the F8 hint however; It mostly solves the issue for me. It is a
rather non-obvious solution though. Had I merely read about it somewhere, I
would probably forget about it after a while and other users won't think of it
at all. The net effect is that the selection highlighting looks *by default*
inferior to comparable software.

Such details create a feeling of "being less productive than one could be", so
they shouldn't be taken lightly.

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