Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2022-Apr-21

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Thu Apr 21 13:38:09 UTC 2022

Present: Eyal, Heiko
Comments: Thomas, JO3EMC, Andreas, Regina, Mike


  * When merging cells, it is not good that 'Keep the contents of the
    hidden cell' is the default
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=147837
    + MSO can read hidden content from merged cells but when applied on MSO365
      it offers only to remove the content
    + no need to change (Roman)
    + hidden content may be a safety, security and privacy issue (JO3EMC)
    + warning/infobar on load (since at save time it's not possible) (Heiko)
      + probably too late (Eyal)
    + current default is convenient (Eyal)
      + maybe the first option, saving into one cell, is the better default
    + better solution might be to show an indicator for hidden content similar
      to the comments (Eyal, Heiko)
    => comment

  * Need ability to search only comments
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148463
    + Ability to pick-and-choose where to search
      + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148464
    + reasonable request but having this flexibility comes on cost of a cluttered
    + feature would be needed for several entities such as Comments,
      Footnotes, Text...
    + solution a) is to list all entities similar to attributes and check it
      by default
    + solution b) would be to know where search was started from and allow to
      "[ ] Search only in %1"
    + solution c) is to start the search command with a parameter like
      .uno:Search?where="comment" and allow to restrict the search to this entity
    + b) and c) clutter less, a) is more flexible (but requires a check
      all/none option)
    => comment

  * Give alert for unsaved when sending document in email
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148469
    + turn the logic and ask to save first (Heiko)
    + rather prompt for saving first (even when not needed) but
      with the option to send anyway without saving (Thomas)
    => go for it

  * Poor nomenclature for Manual Break
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148513
    + prefer a simple solution, see comment 8 (Heiko)
    + propose more verbose solution, comment 14 (Seth)
    + consider LTR/RTL and better use Start/End (Eyal)
    + adding a preview thumbnail should be simple (Heiko)
      + good image might be a challenge (Eyal)
    => comment

  * Rework Sparklines's context menus
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148465
    + for cells w/o sparklines, do not list sparkline commands at all (Heiko)
      or at least have only Insert Sparkline at the root level (Eyal)
    + in case of context being a sparkline it's not needed to Insert
      (but to Edit)
    + ideally we show/enable Ungroup only if we have a group and
      vice versa (Eyal)
    + consider the Notebookbars (Andreas)
    => do it

  * Rename "Left page border" and "right page border"...
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148593
  * Rename "page text area top" and "page text area bottom"...
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148591
    + "border" is wrong (Mike)
    + must not use "Margin" nor "Border", maybe "Page region left of
      page content area" (Regina)
    + rework the dialog "from ground", actually just move the "to:"
      dropdown at the second position to make it a sentence (Eyal)
      + if possible, the offset should be always available (and "From Left"
        could be removed then)
    + we have a great preview showing exactly what happens (Heiko)
    => no better proposal though
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