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

Yousuf 'Jay' Philips ypharis at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 09:24:15 UTC 2016

On 04/05/2016 05:38 PM, Wols Lists wrote:
> 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
> sliders)."
> 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 :-)

Though we will be introducing more graphical widgets, they will be 
accompanied by regular input fields that users can view/input the exact 
value. E.g. the transparency slider and spinbox field in the area 
content panel.

> Cheers,
> Wol


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