[Libreoffice-qa] Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2019-Aug-22

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Thu Aug 22 12:28:43 UTC 2019

Present: Heiko


 * Add option to show 'Apply Style' menu in plain text
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62926
   + extra option or combination with existing
   + unclear what controls would be affected (Stuart, c9)
   + afraid of too many options if there are more controls (Heiko)
   + Tools > Options > View is across modules and "Show preview of styles" would be Writer-only (Heiko)
   + run a poll on the blog/ml (Cor)
     + https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2019/08/15/poll-about-design-preview-for-dropdown-controls/
       * Add the new option under Options > View, next to "Show Font Preview"  40%  (44 votes)
       * Combine the two (and perhaps more) controls under the same option  29.09%  (32 votes)
       * Don't add another option  14.55%  (16 votes)
       * Add the new option under Options > Writer > View  11.82%  (13 votes)
       * Don't add another option and also remove the exiting "Show Font Preview"  4.54%  (5 votes)
     + taking the 2nd and 3rd option together (combine and no new) the majority is against a new checkbox
   => combine the styles dropdown WYSIWYG preview with View > Font

 * Safer application of options for each filter criterium in a pivot table
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=125864
   + having options for each of the 3 parameters is an overkill and impairing usability
   => WFM

 + Extend context menu in a pivot table with mark actions
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=125834
   + row/column selection is not limited to pivot tables
   + we have plenty of shortcuts to deal with data
   => WFM

 * Support context menus for management of list entries in pivot table setup dialogue
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=125826
   + for accessibility it makes sense to have alternatives to the drag 'n drop actions
   => add context menu to field (Add to Row, Add to Column, Add to Values) and the
      respective options at those lists "Remove"

 * Support for multiple selection of list entries in data series selection
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=122007
   + multiselection in the chart wizard lists makes no sense
   + removing entries is only necessary if the selected range has not been chosen carefully
   => WFM

 * Extended graphical user interface for the specification of several cell areas
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=122012
   + add +/- buttons to the text field for more graphical interactions (Thomas)
   + would be the fact for all cases with multselections not only charts
   + manual editing is common
   + it wouldn't be clear how +/- buttons work, in particular what is removed
   => WFM

 * More explanatory title for "Compare documents" file select dialog
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=126618
   + rename the dialog title from "Compare to" to "Original document" (OP)
   + "Original" is not always correct (but most time)
   + have an explanatory static text (Thomas)
     + it's just a file dialog, adding text is a bad solution (Heiko)
   + help talks about "original"
   => let's change it

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