[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 45864] UI: Add "Glue Point deletion" tool

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Mon May 2 12:41:01 UTC 2016


Heiko Tietze <tietze.heiko at gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Keywords|                            |easyHack, needsUXEval
                 CC|                            |libreoffice-ux-advise at lists
                   |                            |.freedesktop.org
             Blocks|                            |99563

--- Comment #3 from Heiko Tietze <tietze.heiko at gmail.com> ---
Old issue resurrected, and hijacked somewhat.

We still have no explicit "delete glue point" UI control. The context menu
contains of unclear positional functions - according the help it defines the
connector's direction, but changing it from left top somewhat else has no
effect. The context menu contains of a toggle item "insert point" - makes no
sense at all, and "adapt position to object" that hides another six options by
default (changing those leads to an assertion here). Another observation is
that the connector related menu items aren't available anymore when the
connector is attached. 

HIG says "Use context menus for well-known and frequently used functions only."
So my suggestion is to move the obscure options into the connector dialog. At
least the positional stuff should be moved into a submenu called "Connector
direction" to make clear what "left" it is good for. For the "Adapt Position"
thing a submenu with all the current options plus "relative" (as in the
toolbar) or "automatical" improves the situation a bit. But again, all these
options should rather go into the dialog.
The "insert point" should be there when in adding glue point mode. But only if
no point is selected. Otherwise it has to offer the "delete glue point"
function. Because of the intended redundancy the glue points toolbar needs an
additional button for this function (disabled when no user-defined glue point
is selected).

Additionally, we should rethink the complete glue point behavior. It's not
necessary to go into another mode to add a glue point. The menu item would be
sufficient to add a point. And it could be accompanied by a toolbar button
similar to the current glue point that "auto enables" the gl point mode on
click and disabled it afterwards.

Adding EASYHACK because most changes are related to the context menu.

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