Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2021-Dec-08

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Wed Dec 8 19:15:56 UTC 2021

Present: Heiko
Comments: Luke, Thomas, Caolan, Eyal, Justin, Rafael


  * When selecting text, automatically select entire word
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=70418
    + once a full word has been selected moving the cursor should
      extend the whole word; useful when input is not precise (Luke)
    + very useful behavior (Thomas)
    + What should be the default behavior?
      + start with character, revert per character
    + Where should this setting be changeable?
      + no option here (at least not in the UI) (Heiko)
      + option at Tools > Options > Writer & Impress -> General -> Editing (Luke)
    + How can it be made possible to switch temporarily to the other mode?
      + all or nothing
    + shift+ctrl+arrow does it out of the box, cross-plattform and
      cross-application; no need to change (Heiko)
    + on Windows, the selection per mouse works as described on Wordpad too
    + as a Linux user I would dislike such a feature (Heiko)
    => keep ticket

  * Group similar autofilter submenu items to save the vertical space
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=146018
    + combine background and font color (Caolan)
      + premise to have colors mutually exclusively selected is met
      + overflow per group, at least on gtk
    => patch submitted, looks good

  * Flip Impress templates when locale setting is set to RTL language
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=145730
    + mirroring the content is likely to fail, rather ship RTL templates (Heiko)
    + make templates direction-sensitive or pick LTR/RTL variant (Eyal)
    + have dedicated RTL templates (Heiko) fails in case of mixed content (Eyal)
    + would prefer anyway to ship working templates, if needed with RTL and LTR
      flavors, rather than automatically flipping content
    => keep ticket

  * Description box on Macro Selector should have fixed height
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=145976
    + fix dialog size or fix size of description?
    => follow the HIG and make the dialog non-resizable

  * Change Tab color dialog for sheet color selection to some
    sub menu color palette
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=145990
    + change current default behavior and use some special selection (Roman)
    + wouldn't limit LibreOffice' flexibility; but having all the option
      in a submenu would be nice (Thomas)
    => resolve WF

  * Clicking into a cell of table will select the full table instead of
    entering the corresponding cell
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=117484
    + standard behavior since ages (Justin, Rafael)
    + keep current (consistent) behavior (Heiko)
    => resolve NAB

  * Table Alignment options are somewhat confusing, illustration needed
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=145980
    + would prefer to integrate this topic into the revamp of the dialog (Heiko)
    => keep ticket

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