Boolean configuration settings not editable in tools - advanced - expert configuration

Kaganski Mike mikekaganski at
Mon Feb 4 08:57:49 UTC 2019

On 04.02.2019 11:53, Winfried Donkers wrote:
> (moving discussion from to mailing list)
>>> For reasons unknown to me, boolean configuration settings are read only on the
>>> expert configuration dialog, int/long values can be edited. This is not just in master,
>>> but e.g. in version 6.0 as part of openSUSE too. I didn't investigate whether this
>>> is as designed or a bug, as the focus of the current patch is the error rectangle code.
>> I don't understand exactly what you claim is broken. Can you be more specific please?
>> (As you mention "version 6.0", it seems that you are talking about a generic issue,
>> not a specific issue with this patch? But there are certainly many properties of boolean
>> type in the registry, and I don't see a reason why this specific property should be of
>> type int when it actually models a yes/no option.)
> I noticed a general unexpected behaviour when working with LibreOffice in Tools-Advanced-Expert Configuration.
> When the setting is of type boolean, I cannot change the setting. I tried various existing settings, mainly in org.openoffice.Office.Calc and both with current Master and version as distributed with openSUSE Leap 15.0.
> My conclusion was that for reasons unknown to me, boolean settings are not editable and int settings are.

Could you please describe what exactly "not editable" means? I.e., "I 
double-click the boolean setting, and expect a dialog to pop up like for 
ints, but instead, the setting just changes from true to false and back 
in place, without dialogs"?

Best regards,
Mike Kaganski

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