The "jump-to" location when clicking a heading in the navigation pane

If anyone thinks of a better title for this, please do say. :slightly_smiling_face:

When I click on a heading in the nav pane, it positions the cursor next to the correct heading just fine, but it displays that spot at least halfway down the page/screen or more.

Is there any way to get it to display the jumped-to heading at the top of the page/screen?

Trying to illustrate…

What it does (A, B etc. are headings; the one in bold italics is the one selected in the nav pane):
– top of page/screen –
– bottom of page/screen –

What I’d like it to do:
– top of page/screen –
– bottom of page/screen –

That (heading at the top of screen) is exactly what I get in Writer (added later) version on Windows 6.3.
Never used the Navigator in Calc (I will have to take a class on that). :slight_smile:

Should have mentioned I’m up to date (

Could something have gone awry between and

I’ve noticed this problem forever-ish in Calc, actually not sure it’s been a problem that long in Writer.

When you say it’s exactly what you get in, do you mean Calc, Writer, or both?

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I hadn’t gotten as far as concluding it’s a bug, necessarily (vs. maybe a setting, or I’m doing something wrong), but will try resetting.

I followed the instructions to use Help > “Restart in Safe Mode” from the menu.

The same thing is still happening, with the nav “jump to” spot not being at the top of the page.

Now I don’t know how to get out of Safe Mode. This page:
says there should be a Help menu item “Restart in Normal Mode,” but there’s not.

Edited - oh wait, never mind, it doesn’t say that at all, it says that option’s in the dialog you get when you enter Safe mode.

Do I just close and restart normally, I suppose?

(later) Okay, fixed, replaced “user” folder with the pre-safe-mode backup, all’s well.

Anyway, that UserProfile page says my profile’s not the problem, since it behaves the same in Safe Mode. Any other ideas?


On my computer, LO double-click on Navigator heading opens page with heading at top; the same file on same computer in opens page with heading in the middle.

I am ambivalent about whether this is a problem. Sometimes, I just need to go exactly to that heading, other times I’m looking to see if there is sufficient connection between this and the previous block of text.

I see your point, but I suppose I think it makes more sense for the default to be the other way around. I’m clicking something to tell it to go to a specific spot. It seems more natural to me to put that spot at the top of the page. Then if I want to see something else, I can scroll a little.

What should I do? Submit it as a “bug”? Shut up and go away?

It depends on how strongly you feel about it.
As long as it doesn’t default to the bottom of the page (like Windows File Explorer) I am happy.