[Libreoffice-qa] Toolbar Proposal Completed

Tommy barta at quipo.it
Sat Jul 26 00:36:40 PDT 2014

On Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:08:28 +0200, Jay Philips <philipz85 at hotmail.com>  

> Hi All,
> As i have just completed the toolbar proposal that i've been working
> heavily on since the beginning of this month, i wanted to share with you
> all images of how it has turned out.
> Image 1: Removal of less used buttons
> https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=103115

I think it's up to the user to decide which button he needs and which he  
since anyone can easily customize the toolbar to fit it needs I'm against  
changing the status quo because of arbitrary "less used / most used"  

> Image 2: Grouping similar items together
> https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=103175

some people would like the grouping, others won't.

for example I prefer to have separate items for each of the text alignment  
rather which I can hit in a single click rather than click on group and  
then click on desired alignment.

if the proposal is to "add" an additional grouped button I can agree (even  
if I would not use it) but I'm against changing the separate items to a  
single grouped button.

IMHO anytime you wanna change something in the UI, you should always allow  
the user to have an option to keep the old behaviour.

> Image 3: Addition of buttons of highly used features
> https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=103420

same situation of first screenshot. if you have a favourite button you can  
already add it to your toolbar.

> Image 4: Final mockup with alternative
> https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=103484
> It is now in the hands of the UX team to comment on. For those that
> would like to read more about it, check bug 81475. Hopefully you guys
> can benefit from these findings by customizing your toolbars for QA  
> work. :)

  my bottomline is that there's no need to change the current toolbar UI  
setup since it's already easy to customize it to fit your personal needs.

here's a screenshot of my heavily customized toolbar.:  

most of your proposal would have little impact on me.

that's only my 2 cents. don't take it personally.

bye, Tommy

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