[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Remove options "Show preview of fonts" and "Show font history"

Pedro pedlino at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 02:43:03 PST 2011

Michael Meeks-2 wrote
> 	I tend to agree that removing pointless options, *particularly* from
> the user-interface is an unmitigated good ;-)
> 	What I'd really like to see is an "about:config" style UI (that doesn't
> suck ;-) that lets people see & edit all of the obscure tweakables to
> their heart's content: at least for those tweakables that make at least
> some sense to some small population of users.

I agree with both statements. Optimizing the GUI is good, as long as you
don't go to the extremes of the Ribbon where some superior enlightened GUI
experts decided what you use most (based on averages...)

Having these options hidden or accessible thorough an alternate interface
(like the mozilla about:config) would be the best of both worlds.

Removing options which are already implemented and working doesn't make any
sense. It's the same form of "GUI dictatorship" as the Ribbon ;)

In the particular case of the Fonts I can see that a user on a low resource
PC would prefer to quickly see a list with the font names instead of waiting
for each font to be drawn... (I'm guessing here, luckily none of my PCs is
THAT low resource, but Fonts are usually a problem under Windows at least)


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