[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Introduce HideDisabledMenuItems style setting

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at suse.cz
Thu Apr 28 02:37:09 PDT 2011

On Wednesday 27 of April 2011, Christian Lohmaier wrote:
> Hi Christian, *,
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Christian Dywan <christian at lanedo.com> 
> > 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?

 Because platform integration means LO should act like other native 
applications of that platform (as much as possible and reasonable). If e.g. 
KDE popups act in a certain way, then KDE user will certainly prefer if LO 
popups acted the same way, and if Windows 8 decides that all icons should be 
pink on green, then probably LO on W8 should paint icons that way too.

 Lubos Lunak
 l.lunak at suse.cz

More information about the LibreOffice mailing list