Android UI work

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Mon Apr 2 06:40:21 PDT 2012

On 02/04/12 13:17, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> (In fact,
> personally I think the "Start Centre" (as I think its official name
> is) makes little sense on normal desktop OSes, either, and we keep it
> just because we don't have the courage (or the UX resources) to get
> rid of it...)

OOo 2.x used to present an ugly empty grey window when you close the
last document, but that was somehow deemed absolutely unacceptable to
show to Mac users, so for the native Mac GUI port in OOo 3.0 the Start
Centre was designed (in its fully gradiented glory) so it can be shown
to those posh Mac users in the case when no document is opened.

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