Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2022-Jul-28

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Thu Jul 28 13:08:57 UTC 2022

Present: Adolfo, Cor, Rizal, Ilmari, Xisco, Heiko


  * Add 'Search in all sheets' option to Find toolbar
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=98270
    + auto switch and continue on the next sheet after last found item?
    + ask the user to continue on the nextg sheet similar to
      "continue from beginning" (Heiko)
    + mixing the behavior (Ilmari)
    + dont show again needed (Adolfo)
    + 'only' objection is that the simple/quick find bar is getting more
      and more complicated (Cor)
    + use a checkbox in the quick find bar "[ ] Search in all Sheets"
      (off by default) (Xisco)
      + would prefer to keep the quick fin d bar simple (Heiko)
    + reject the request as it's easy to search in all sheets per
      full search (Ilmari)
    => WF to avoid clutter

  * Add sortable counts to AutoFilter drop down
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149984
    + mockup attached, adding a bit noise
      + visual noise can be reduced by adding a "pill/badge" styling,
        as in web frameworks Bootstrap etc. (Adolfo)
    + costs on performance unclear, ppb negligible
    + it mixes the feature AutoFilter with another function. Then there
      will for sure be others with different handy functions to add (Cor)
    + no good reason to not do it besides clutter and some ideas to avoid
      perf penalties including to make it optional
    => do it

  * Base: Dialog for User Administration couldn't be resized - too small
    when translated to German to show all buttons
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149944
    + make resizable or use icon-only / menu button
    + generalized toolkit problem: GTK's widgets too padded out,
      not meant for dense UIs
    + dialog maybe not welded (Xisco)
    + button wall awkward anyway (Heiko)
    + could be difficult to change if hard-coded (Xisco)
    => look into it and realize actions per menu button or adjust
       the dialog size depending on controls (maybe weld it)

  * Constant Colors Fail WCAG 2.1 Contrast Ratio
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149934
    + adjust and rename all hard-coded internal colors?
    + 800+ files to change
    + no value in changing the internal name COL_BLUE to COL_NAVY
      for example (Xisco)
    + afraid of UI tests when changing the RGB values, worth a try
    + little benefit as colors are later defined by the OS
    + lot of noise for too little outcome (Xisco)
    + benefit on a11y, perhaps involve Hypra for that (Ilmari)
    => do not change the names but give RGB values a try

  * Calc UI - Defaults in Find dialogue and toolbar
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=145292
    + change find&replace defaults and/or remember last user choice?
    + remembering last user choice sounds reasonable (Adolfo, Ilmari)
    => do it
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