Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2020-Jun-24

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Wed Jun 24 18:42:23 UTC 2020

Present: Roman, Heiko
Comments from: Regina, Thomas, Stuart, Telesto


 * PARAGRAPH DIALOG: Add a "Spacing" property to "Fill Character" 
   (Paragraph Style > Tabs)
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133960
   + one character only (Regina)
   + word can do only none, dot, dash, solid and without any style (Regina)
   + introducing a spacing between filling character option means requires ODF 
     definition first; and a lot of effort for an easy to work around feature
   => WF

 * "Safe mode" is meaningless for most end-users
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133743
   + Rename the command label, eg "Repair/fix user profile/%PRODUCTNAME"
   + Keep "Safe mode" (Thomas, Telesto)
   + Good command names consists of action and target, resp. Verb object
     like "Exit Application", "Save Document", "Start in Safe/Repair Mode"
   + Rather than "Safe mode" rename the dialog *and* the Help menu entry?
     + "User Profile..." menu entry, with restart warning (Stuart)
   + "safemode" is a command line switch and known terminology; and "user profile" 
     is not an exact match with what the dialog does (Telesto)
   => WFM

 * UI: Make it more difficult to accidentally enable "track changes" feature
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134151
   + remove shift+ctrl+C shortcut (Thomas, Heiko, Roman)
   => do it

 * Words whose characters span multiple languages should not undergo spell checking
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=131487
   + rather have an option "Use apostrophe as word separator for spellchecking"
   => needs input from l10n and dev; no blocker from UX-POV

 * Enhancement: Change tab names in "Page Style" dialog
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134136
   + Page -> Page Layout, Area -> Background (would be required on similar dialogs too)
   + quite some work, what to prioritize: precision, short labels, effort?
   + Background is more clear than Area (Roman)
     + Changing means also Shape > Area (context menu) to be Shape > Background;
       Character style uses Highlighting for area fill style - so we end up with three 
       terms for one function
   + Transparency is a bit too much to change (Roman)
     + keep overflow due to long labels in mind
   => tend to WF (Heiko), change carefully (Roman) => comment respectively

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