Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2022-Apr-07

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Thu Apr 7 12:47:53 UTC 2022

Present: Heiko
Comments: Cor, Csongor, Eyal, Stuart, Rizal


  * Mark page center on horizontal and vertical rulers
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148128
    + some indicator on the ruler and/or snaplines in Writer
    + good idea (Cor, Csongor) but(?) maybe as snap positions for helpline
    + no good workflow for Writer, precise handling done with Draw anyway
    + helplines do the trick out of the box (Heiko)
    => WF, but keep open for a while

  * Allow reorder of Sections using the Navigator
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148236
    + unclear use case, can of worms (Heiko)
    + fun to have, but unclear how to position in relation to other content (Cor)
    + request to drag one section into another one likely WF
    => remove UX, suggest WF

  * Missing/unexposed ability to explicitly set the "language group"
    of a piece of text
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148257
    + matter of principle as it does not make sense that setting a direction
      also sets the language and changing the direction of a run of text
      must not change its font (Eyal)
    + cannot judge on challenging the code basis (Heiko)
    => remove UX

  * Page Area in Start Center Does Not Respect Application Colors Scheme
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148282
    + Start center’s hard-coded color scheme doesn’t work for
      high-contrast mode users
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99116
    + thumbnails don't pick up the document colors (Rizal, Stuart)
    + waste of dev effort to recreate thumbnails on those changes (Stuart)
    + rather than using an arbitrary hard-coded color for the dialog we should
      prefer the system theme, which should fit in most cases with what was
      used to generate the thumbnails (Heiko)
    => fix the background color but don't update thumbs

  * Page preview, need toggle button for system colours <> real colours
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139875
    + +1 (Stuart, Cor)
    + switching the colors is not a frequent interaction and well suited
      at tools > options; clearly -1 (Heiko)
    => remove UX
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