[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Any thoughts on fdo#44941?

Daniel Mania daniel.mania at umb.no
Tue Sep 4 03:05:30 PDT 2012

Hei Cedric!

Good to hear about the pop-up having disappeared (I am using 3.5.6 due 
to a memory bug).

A temporary header/footer after a double click should not change the 
layout at all. If the user really decides to enter text, the temporary 
header/footer could remain a foreground layer, overlapping and covering 
the rest of the document. Changing of the layout would be triggered only 
after the user clicks somewhere outside the header/footer, signalling 
that a header/footer should be inserted. Without text having been 
entered, the header/footer layer would just disappear, as if nothing had 

In my opinion, we could just leave header/footer creation the good old 
LibreOffice way. I am not overly fond of the idea of "copying MS Office 
to attract new users" and I don't think that actually works out anyways. 
But that's another story ...

Daniel M

On 3.9.2012 17:43, Cedric Bosdonnat wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> On Mon, 2012-09-03 at 10:55 +0200, Daniel Mania wrote:
>> A double click sounds like an OK idea to me, if the header/footer is
>> only created after text has been written to the header/footer (similar
>> to newly created textboxes that disappear when no text was entered and
>> cursor focus is put somewhere outside the textbox). At least it is
>> better than the "mouse over popup thing" that got introduced.
> BTW the "mouse over popup thing" is dead in master and probably about to
> be dead in 3.6 too (see my previous mail on that topic here and on the
> qa list).
> Creating a temporary header/footer isn't a good thing to do as it
> implies relayouting the whole document, and checking all possible
> shortcuts to eventually drop it (e.g. we should probably drop it if the
> mouse clicks somewhere else or if the cursor is moved to outside the
> header/footer)
> --
> Cedric
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