Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2020-Mar-03

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Thu Mar 4 06:21:41 UTC 2021

Present: Sascha, Heiko
Comments: Andreas


  * FILEOPEN: easier access to scale drawings
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66470
    + add a Scale section to the statusbar showing the actual value and allow
      to change per context menu
    + saving at the document could be handy (Sascha)
    => feedback/access per statusbar

  * UI: [Enhancement] Option to keep cursor vertically centered in viewport
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66975
    + ideally add a command for customization and perhaps assign it
      to scroll lock; should be shown in the statusbar
    + maybe good for an extension; definitely low priority (Sascha)
    + what happens at document end? activate the direct cursor mode?
      what on jump via Navigator
      what if the position is occupied by an object?
    => recommend to resolve WF but if someone volunteers...

  * Page naming "right" and "left" is wrong for right-to-to left documents
    should be "odd" and "even"
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=140655
    + see also bug 94847
    + left/right has no meaning and even/odd would have been better
    + but changing left/right to even/odd has a many consequences, eg.
      header/footer "same content on..."
    + hinting for l10n might be a solution in some cases but irritate
      people who switch between languages
    => agreement to the change

  * UI: Footnote area in Tools _> Footnotes and endnotes not self-explaining
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=140347
    + anything unclear in respect to comment 2?
    + labels are not self-explanatory (Sascha)
      + change "Text area" and "Footnote area" to
        "Text marker" and "Footnote marker"
    => do it easyhackable

  * Add 4 more default bullet types to toolbar split button and dialog
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106507
    + what bullets/numbering schemes exactly should we use?
    + see also bug 120905 (revamp the dialog) and attachment to bug 140612
    + provide better bullets (Andreas)
    + more items don't solve the issue of bad presets and configurability
      (neither when improving the presets)
    + preferably we have a kind of favorite function and users can pick
      the best eight out of unlimited and self-made list styles (Heiko)
    + small-screen users want small widgets (Sascha)
    => no objection when the bullets are improved but better revamp
       the dialog than adding more items

  * func keyword entry on Elements pane should insert a function name
    suggesting user to modify it
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=140726
    + func <?>(<?>) is hard to understand
    + func <name>(<?>) is not localizable
    + but since this function is likely used by experts and the terminology
      is well-known this solution hurts less
    => go for it

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