[Libreoffice] LO status bar annoyances

Kevin Hunter hunteke at earlham.edu
Tue Nov 30 07:34:09 PST 2010

At 9:54am -0500 Tue, 30 Nov 2010, Kohei Yoshida wrote:
> Sorry I have to disagree there. I'm the one who put that icon there,
> and the reason for that was to have a visually obvious way to tell
> whether or not the document is currently modified. A lot of people
> were using the save icon status for that purpose, but some users
> (including myself) also didn't like the fact that you can't always
> save the document especially when the app *thinks* it's not modified
> (note: there are times when the document is marked unmodified, but
> some data are modified such as the cursor position, zoom level
> etc.).

Guilty as charged.  That's how I've historically known if it's time to 
save.  (Because I can't be bothered to remember if I've done anything, 
right?! ;-) )  But seriously, when I'm at a lull in thinking, I'll 
glance there because I'm wary of the (historically) fairly regular 
crashes of OO/LO and don't want to lose too much work.  I think I was 
aware that the status icon was there, but it's not in my repertoire to 
look there because it's somewhat hard to find (takes me a second to find 
it, as opposed to the bigger, more distinct icon in the upper left).

Would not one response be that the logic behind the enabling/disabling 
of the save button ought to be updated?  If a document can be saved, the 
save button ought to be enabled, yes?

(Note, I'm strategically not making any statement about the icon.  :-) 


More information about the LibreOffice mailing list