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Bug#308637: marked as done (openoffice.org: OpenOffice steals focus)

Your message dated Sat, 07 Jun 2008 09:01:45 +0300
with message-id <484A2449.6090109@debian.org>
and subject line The 2nd Debian Openoffice.org bug triage - bug #308637
has caused the Debian Bug report #308637,
regarding openoffice.org: OpenOffice steals focus
to be marked as done.

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Package: openoffice.org
Version: 1.1.3-9
Severity: important

OpenOffice.org programs steals focus from other windows. With
window managers without active "focus stealing avoidance"
mechanisms (e.g., xfce4, as opposed to say KDE) this is a
serious usability problem.

This is extremely dangerous. For example, when it is set to
auto-save and ask, the confirmation window will steal focus at
unpredictable times, and if you are typing something in another
window, OpenOffice will interpret what you are typing (nothing
to do with the confirmation) as a "Yes" or "No". You will not
have any chance to find out what you have done. Similarly, when
you are loading a file and you switch to another window to
type (because the file is large or for some other reason loads
slowly), your typing will appear in the opened document when it
finally opens.

Since this is an "office" application, it is not unreasonable
to assume that some typists or secretaries will be using the
program, and therefore it is reasonable to say that a typical
user might not be looking at the screen when typing.  Therefore,
the user may not be aware that he/she is typing somewhere else,
until serious damage is done (such as a "yes" to "do you want to
save the document such-and-such" when the document should not be
saved in the default name). (He/she may not even be aware that
damage has been done if the window has dismissed itself before
he/she have a chance to look at the screen.) This is extremely

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.28-ow1
Locale: LANG=zh_TW.Big5, LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5 (charmap=BIG5)

Versions of packages openoffice.org depends on:
ii  dictionaries-common [openoffi 0.25.9     Common utilities for spelling dict
ii  openoffice.org-bin            1.1.3-9    OpenOffice.org office suite binary
ii  openoffice.org-debian-files   1.1.3-8+1  Debian specific parts of OpenOffic
ii  openoffice.org-l10n-en [openo 1.1.3-9    English (US) language package for 
ii  ttf-opensymbol                1.1.3-9    The OpenSymbol TrueType font
ii  xml-core                      0.09       XML infrastructure and XML catalog

-- no debconf information

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Version: 1:2.4.0-4

Dear openoffice.org user,

As part of an old (= pre version 2.4.0) bugs cleanup, this bug is being
closed. At few attempts to verify this bug were sent to the address you
opened the bug with.

If you can reproduce this bug with an updated version of openoffice.org,
please reopen the bug or contact me to help you with doing so.

Your bug report can be found at

Lior Kaplan

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