[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 90374] SIDEBAR: Having the sidebar with a fixed width across all tabs

bugzilla-daemon at bugs.documentfoundation.org bugzilla-daemon at bugs.documentfoundation.org
Sat Apr 25 09:10:21 PDT 2015


--- Comment #8 from Jay Philips <philipz85 at hotmail.com> ---
Created attachment 115094
  --> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/attachment.cgi?id=115094&action=edit
sidebar tabs cropped

(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #7)
> Created attachment 115092 [details]
> indicator when drag resizing Deck is about to collapse closed
> Behavior now is that while we drag the Deck's width narrower at a point the
> GUI switches to a close action for the Deck--a Right pointing arrow
> appears--and release of the drag colapses the deck.

That behaviour doesnt happen for the Properties or Manage Changes tabs.

> This complements action of a click on the current Tabbar button which
> collapses the deck for the current content panel(s), or if a different
> Tabbar button will toggle the Deck to that tab's content panels(s).

Dont forget the 'X' button in the title bar. :D

> The full collapse of the Deck with a click on its Tabbar button seems
> correct UI/UX.
> A drag resize to minimum size -> then collapse (looks to transition when
> last widget of the specific content panel(s) open has been obscured) also
> seems correct -- reopening of deck to that same content panel opens it to a
> "minimum width", for that content panel. And changing the Deck to one of the
> other Content panel(s) with a Tabbar click retains the prior "minimum width".

Is there a point to be able to shrinking down the width of a tab so that the
controls start to disappear, similar to the attached image.

> The Navigator and Manage Changes content panels seem to incorrectly not
> allow resize of the deck to point of colapse, but they do honor the "minimum
> width" if set from another content panel active in the Deck.

I was able to resize Navigator to the point of collapse. I find the resize of
the deck to point of collapse to be quite useless. Other office suites that
implement sidebars dont have such functionality (calligra, iworks,

> All that being said, the current configuration of allowing both a "minimum
> width" (e.g. last fully exposed widget) prior to collapse of the Deck, and a
> "maximum width" independently for each Content panel continues to make
> sense. Especially if we are able to improve function of the Sidebar with
> per-user customization of bug 67770, and the other issues of comment 1.
> So NO, would not agree to a single minimum width applied to Decks of "all"
> content panels--but that said, there is room to improve how each decks
> minimum width (prior to collapse) is determined.

So you wouldnt agree to a single minimum width for all but you'd agree to
having independent minimum widths per deck, right?

You are receiving this mail because:
You are on the CC list for the bug.

More information about the Libreoffice-ux-advise mailing list