[Libreoffice] [PATCH] set the icons size based on the DPI just like we do on Mac

Christoph Noack christoph at dogmatux.com
Wed Jan 5 13:51:20 PST 2011

Hi Christian!

Am Mittwoch, den 05.01.2011, 19:40 +0100 schrieb Christian Lohmaier:
> Hi Christoph, *,
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 7:18 PM, Christoph Noack <christoph at dogmatux.com> wrote:
> > [...]
> > Mmh, I'm unsure how much it helps to compare the different applications.
> >      * gedit is a native Gnome application and respects their desktop
> >        guidelines. --> 24x24 px toolbar icons, text below (always)
> Well - not always. [...]

You are right, maybe my "always" wasn't waterproof :-) There is also a
setting that shows labels only for the less known/used icons - I wanted
to say that the labels are shown for all toolbar icons. Anybody
remembers IE5? :-)

Sorry for the misleading formulation...

> > Moreover, one of our main problems is, that we do offer too many toolbar
> > elements per default ... thus we have to omit the labels and "hitting"
> > the buttons gets harder (due to their small size).
> I disagree
> Hitting a button that is still 16x16 is not "hard" (on 1680x1050, even
> less so on smaller resolutions) unless you're disabled in some way,
> but in that case you probably use a bigger theme anyway.

I disagree as well :-)


Hard might also refer to the effectiveness (speed) and/or the effort
(likeliness of RSI) that is required to use a device that controls the
mouse pointer (even via touchpad and/or TrackPoint).

Example: People using their laptop in the train - in comparison to the
desktop at home, one is confronted to environmental constraints (bumpy
"road"), an incorrect body posture, and different / less accurate input

Thus, we have to take care that our default settings work well for the
majority of users working in very different working conditions.

By the way, even if some people don't like the idea - this is what
Microsoft managed rather good with regard to the ribbons (MS Fluent) and
the visual distinction (size, labeling) of the different toolbar



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