Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2023-Jan-18

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Thu Jan 19 07:58:27 UTC 2023

Present: Cor, John, Heiko
Comments: Roman, Khaled


  * Open object preferences or options with F4 (and add description to
    context menus)
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=152978
    + since we cannot use a shortcut for multiple actions this requires
      to introduce a new UNO command which delivers it contextually (Heiko)
    + F4 is currently assigned to different commands in the various
      dialogs (Roman)
    + simply exec .uno:TransformDialog on F4 in Writer but not Calc (Cor)
    + this reduces inconsistency (Cor, John)
    + dislike the idea to block a precious shortcut by a not frequently
      used function (Heiko); function keys should be global shortcuts doing
      the same everywhere like F6 (a11y) or F2 (edit)
      + like the idea to have one shortcut for _any_ properties, though
    => go ahead

  * Show the current View Layout option in the status bar, without
    relying on color
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=146579
    + one option is to trust icon designers to create easy to distinct icons
    + draw a rectangle around the icon makes sense too (John, Cor)
    + same problem at the page view tab, yet with blue
    => try with a rectangle

  * Ease use of Unicode control characters for bidirectionality,
    e.g. RLI and PDI
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=152125
    + introduce UNO command that inserts control codes before and
      after selection (Heiko)
    + make existing LTR/RTL selection-dependent (Khaled)
    => let the RTL people decide

  * LANGUAGE SETTINGS: An option to add to writing aids
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=152441
    + requested minimum word length does not work for short words (eg "teh")
    + better to add the word to the user dictionary or to use NONE as language
      for the selection blocking the spell-checking
    => resolve WF

  * Improve Business Card Help Page
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=152122#c8
    + no need to make two different functions look identical (John)
    + option is to have one tab "Address" and put Private and Business
      under this tab - not worth the effort (Heiko)
    + or add "Address" to Private/Business - not solving any issue
    => NAB/WF
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