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Mouse cursor stuck as bucket in LibreOffice Draw

asked 2017-05-16 14:49:32 +0200

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I am using Draw to edit a multi-page PDF document. I selected an image and deleted it, so I'm very sure Draw is capable of doing this. But I must have clicked something, and now my mouse cursor is stuck as the bucket fill tool.

I can't use it to fill in anything because I can't select anything now. I try to select the selecting tool on the left toolbar, and it says I'm using it, but I'm still stuck with the bucket tool. I can't select any other tool except the rectangular and circular tool. Although the cursor remains a bucket, I can actually make rectangular and circular shapes. I can select these shapes, and delete them, but I still can't select anything else.

An old question that I thought was similar to mine said to press Esc. I have tried, but I'm still stuck with the bucket.

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answered 2017-05-16 15:18:05 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Esc would do the job for example in Writer. With Draw you have to click on the tool in the SidebarStyles & Formatting pane


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I too am experiencing the problem of being stuck with the bucket fill tool - Esc does not work. No effect from Sidebar -> Styles & Formatting. I can choose some other tools but fill can still stuck.

BryceS gravatar imageBryceS ( 2018-04-18 02:16:27 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-04-18 02:34:51 +0200

BryceS gravatar image

I just upgraded to version 6.03, problem went away.

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