[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Fwd: [Libreoffice] [PATCH] Removes zoom button from default standard toolbar]

Samuel Cantrell samuelcantrell at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 11:09:22 PDT 2011

I'm confused what functionality is missing from the zoom stuff in the
status bar. If one double-clicks the zoom percentage, the zoom window
shows up, and one can right-click the zoom percentage for various
options. Is there something else?

Maybe to just make it clearer, make the zoom percentage look more like
a button than it already does (like Office 2007)? Sorry to refer to
Microsoft, but in Word, they essentially have the same style that we
now do: They have a zoom percentage, with a slider. If one hovers over
the zoom percentage, it becomes like a button, and a tooltip says that
the user can click to load the zoom dialog box. I know that just
because Microsoft does it doesn't make it the best option, but I like
the way they handle the zoom functions.

Samuel Cantrell

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Regina Henschel
<rb.henschel at t-online.de> wrote:
> Hi Christoph,
> Christoph Noack schrieb:
> [..]
>> Plus, some of the functionality nicely (visually) presented in the
>> today's toolbar is simply missing / less understandable if the toolbar
>> item would be removed in other applications, e.g. Draw/Impress. My main
>> concern - something like "Zoom" should really be consistent across all
>> applications.
> I do not share your concerns. I usually remove the Zoom-icon from the
> standard toolbar. Its functionality in Writer and Calc is full covered by
> the number field in the status bar.
> In Draw I usually activate the Zoom toolbar and dock it besides the standard
> toolbar in my customization. I use its zooming tools so often, that it is
> helpful to have them immediately. Perhaps this zooming toolbar can be opened
> and docked by default instead of the zoom icon?
>> So, Sam, any chance that some of the features can be moved to the status
>> bar? I'm sure the code will be totally different :-\
>> Conclusion: Apply only, if we can have a direct follow-up activity to
>> improve the zoom slider - even if it is a simple additional button that
>> opens a similar toolbar or leads to the "Zoom and View Layout" dialog
>> (in the first step). In any other case, I would not suggest to go with
>> the patch.
> No, please not another field in the statusbar. There's already not enough
> space to show all context informatation in Draw and Writer.
> Kind regards
> Regina

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