Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2020-Mar-04

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Wed Mar 4 20:16:12 UTC 2020

Present: jackandmixers, Cor, Shivam, Rizal, Heiko
Comments from: Stuart, Eike, Jay, Maxim


 * UNO command to dock all toolbars
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=131005
   + adding UNO commands is easy but hard to remove later
   + push (Cor), abandon/wait (Heiko), unsure (shivam)
   => better abandon

 * Navigate document content when selection is made in the Navigator
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=131063
   + single or double click for default action (go-to)
   + con: usually the default action (go-to) is done by double click
   + con: single click blocks context menu for not active object 
     + keep the context menu could be done also by special handling of right button
   + con: breaks flow where you work in Headings-part, and select e.g. an image or work in a table
   + con (by another user in BugZilla): I'm split as single click default action makes a pure
     selection impossible. For example, you cannot promote a chapter without jumping to it. Or rename a shape.
   + pro: weird situiation when a different item is selected as the active position;
     wouldnt be an issue with single click
     + similar issue with styles & formatting where single click does not apply the style

        + rather a different topic IMO (Cor)

   + pro: in document selection is a single click and changes the Navigator 

    + with no clear need, let's not break the known behavior, present left and right (Cor)

   + tend to weight the pro higher (Heiko)
   + the other way round for me; will likely hate it (Cor)
  => comment with this consideration on the ticket

 * Make Styles command (icon) on toolbar toggle the Styles Window (like F11 does)
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130441
   + toggle on/off is not switching from any other tab
   + many very similar commands, confusing for users (Heiko)
   + +1 (Stuart, Cor)
   => go with the change

 * Bringing uniformity to styles shortcuts
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=98333
   + final decision would be good; either WF or green light
   + Shift+Ctrl+Anything requires two hands (Eike)
   + -1 to any major change of shortcuts unless tdf#123768 is done (Heiko)
   + agree with WF as users are familiar with existing shortcuts (Cor)
   => WF

 * Improve listing of (table) styles
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130953
   + we have styles stored in the current document vs. permanent styles (Maxim)
   + some ideas: styles from the current document in italic, with an icon up-front...
   + paragraph styles are always stored in the document, problem would vanish
     when we get rid of the autoformat dialog (Cor)
   + extensions could add more styles
   + another option for TS could be to show it after a spearator
   => focus on TS and get rid of autoformat dialog => DUP to "get rid of autoformat dialog"

 * 'Slide Design' dialog: rename check 'Exchange background page' to "Apply slide master to all slides"
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=84342
   + "Apply to all slides (with similar Master as the selected slide)"
   + better use shorter label and tooltip
   => accepted (Cor)

 * Area Fill update presets
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130928
   + which pattern and how many, see c7f.
   + too many defaults make it difficult to find the right item (Cor)
   + patterns are not easy to create and more presets make sense (Andreas)
   => go with the new pattern list

 * Find and Find-&-Replace need character auto-replacement to support string searches and replacements
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91030
   + search also for auto-replacements when looking for something like an apostrophe or WF
   => search not only for the actual chars but also potentially autocorrected 

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