[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Introduce HideDisabledMenuItems style setting

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier+libreoffice at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 27 05:07:32 PDT 2011

Hi Christian, *,

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Christian Dywan <christian at lanedo.com> wrote:
> I'm introducing a setting that decides if disabled menu items should be hidden. Currently the code is broken in the sense that items are hidden if disabled on all platforms and UpdateApplicationSettings which theortically does that is a) counter-intuitive and b) not set by platforms.

I'm not sure I understand.
I absolutely would hate it when the disabled menu-items were hidden
instead of just greyed out.

Why would you want to have that dependent on the Desktop-environment?
Either the user wants to hide them (but I doubt they really do want
that), or the user doesn't want it (like me).

So why should LO behave differently on KDE vs Gnome vs Windows in this regard?

> The patch sets the setting for KDE, KDE4 and OSX and uses it for the edit menu.

what effect is "setting this setting" - I don't understand. You mean
it defaults to hide them instead of greying them out for KDE* and OSX?

And I guess "uses it for the edit menu" means that your patch limits
its scope to one menu only for a proof-of-concept?

> Future steps are to use the setting for other menus and I think UpdateApplicationSettings should eventually be removed because it's completely mis-designed and confusing.

Well, not sure what your intention is, as I didn't fully understand
what you were trying to say, but you sure got my "veto" when hiding
the menus will be default/cannot be turned off.


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