Find Next Becomes Shift Paragraph

In a shocking trick of UX, when searching with the search bar at the bottom of the LibreOffice Writer document tool you can terribly mess up your document. Maybe without the user knowing he has done so.

When you use Cmd-F (ctrl-F for non-mac users I assume) and then type in a search word, you can then use the “down” arrow to find the next occurrence.

I was clicking happily when I noticed the issue. It turns out that if your current hit occurrence is in a “Heading 1” style situation, then suddenly the search box is shifted up slightly, and where the “next occurrence” arrow was a moment ago is a similar arrow button in the place, but yet this arrow now shifts paragraphs around the document.

This seems like a really bad idea to move a passive button out from under the mouse on and replace the underlying button with a visually similar mess-up-my-document button.

Would love to see that changed

Hi @NCFGuy,

Please file an enhancement bug and provide as much information about this new feature as possible. Don’t forget to mark your bug as an ‘enhancement’. The QA team will be happy to help you triage your feature request in the bugtracker.

Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format “fdo#123456”.