[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Libreoffice] [PATCH] Word count dialog modeless
michael.meeks at suse.com
Tue Nov 15 10:15:04 PST 2011
On Wed, 2011-11-02 at 20:34 -0600, Matt Pratt wrote:
> I did find this when I was initially looking around:
> I would be pretty easy to add it to the Page section in the status bar.
:-) sounds reasonable. My only concern would be to make it discoverable
and of course performance: would we take a per-keystroke hit there ? so
perhaps having it easy-to-enable but disabled by default would make
> eg. Page 1/2 (354 words)
> Would that be an acceptable UI change?
Sounds fine to me - but we have the ux-advise list for this sort of
thing. I think Kendy is gunning to allow people to remove the status bar
altogether ;-) but ... no doubt that is not to everyone's taste.
> I think MS Word has something I this, but I no idea if it on by default
> or some soft of option or dock.
Interesting question of course. Clearly docking the word-count window
is an easy option wrt. adding new UI.
Some statusbar controls seem to live in svx/source/stbctrls/ I suspect
this page one is in writer. It looks like the string comes from:
sw/source/ui/view2.cxx /GetPageStr/ and is pushed to the view frame
by /UpdatePageNums/ which we prolly want to conditionally hook into - no
doubt it is more tangled than that, does it help ?
> BTW, thanks for the mention on the blog. :)
Hey - thanks for the nice patch :-) looking forward to your next -
although the feature-freeze loometh on Dec 5th :-)
All the best,
michael.meeks at suse.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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