[libreoffice-design] Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2016-04-01

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Tue Apr 5 13:38:21 UTC 2016

On 04/04/16 12:21, Mike Saunders wrote:
> Hi,
> On 01.04.2016 21:53, Jan Holesovsky wrote:
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XknvPqz58hYc_NeY2-Ky-L92MkLdYqs7SJCCxC3DX6w/edit#heading=h.rwnqe5haxk5v
>>     + hope to publish it the next week
>>     + please read it & review, will affect our HIG
> Good work. Just to say that I've been through it and tidied up the
> English a bit!
> Mike

Just seen this - one little comment ...

"Prefer graphical widgets in favor of controls that require the input of
an exact value (e.g. an image’s transparency with discrete steps via

I'm not sure how appropriate it is in these circumstances, but one of
the things that drives me up the wall with guis is how you're forced to
use sliders/mice so much. A graphical widget should have a button that
converts it into an input window - eg I sometimes want to enter colours
as pantones.

Most people are visual. Most people prefer sliders. Just remember that
some of us don't ... :-) That's why I'm a WordPerfect fan - it's so easy
to use an input dialog that plonks things *exactly* where you want them
rather than dragging and hoping you've dropped it in the right place :-)


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