Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2023-Jun-21

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Thu Jun 22 08:51:28 UTC 2023

Present: Eyal, Shu, John, Hossein, Heiko
Comments: Dieter, Stuart


  * Several Calc menu commands are available in Read-Only mode
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155434
    + it's about to grey out items that cannot be used (Eyal)
    => makes sense

  * Edit Index Entry dialog: Replace "Apply" button with "Reset"
    button and make "Close" apply automatically
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155471
    + consistency is prime, keep Apply but add Ok (Dieter)
    + no indication when changes are applied (eg not in case of
      Close) => warn if Close is pressed without Apply/Next (Eyal)
    + how about labeling with "Previous <= => Next (and Apply)" (Heiko)
    + no urgent need for adding Reset (Eyal, Heiko)
    + Apply could be removed (Heiko)
    + we could disable Apply if no changes are made (Eyal)
    + Apply is handy if one doesnt want to press next/prev (Eyal, John)
    => resolve WF and suggest follow-up tickets

  * Option to Disable Overwrite Mode (Insert Key)
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155561
    + standard behavior, Overwrite is shown in the statusbar (Heiko)
    + draw attention the first time users do it (John, Eyal)
    + MSO has an option to enable insert/overwrite (but doesn't show
      any indicator, neither as different cursor not in the statusbar)
    => show a warning dialog the first time overwrite is enabled; okay
      button must not be in focus

  * How many copies you want of something should not be hidden in
    the print dialog
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=147514
    + the dialog remembers the expanded state (Stuart)
    + the dialog is too large, expanding by default makes the content
      scroll; moving single items into the non-expandable part breaks
      relation (Heiko)
    + swap include and number of copies (Eyal, John)
    + check display size and expand the section and resize the dialog
      if possible (Hossein)
    + changing the number of pages is a more common use case than
      include odd/even (John, Eyal)
    + keep collation in the collapsed section (Eyal)
    + rename first "More" to "Collation and Paper Size", and the second
      "Pages per Sheet"
    => do this

  * Set paragraph style drop down is able to create new styles,
    which is unconventional (and not fitting the label)
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155729
    + disable style creation; just search for styles (Heiko)
    + similar for fonts- typing another font name is possible even
      if it doesnt exists
    + open a dialog and ask users what to do; disagree with
      removal (Eyal)
      + MSO has no similar option for styles but for font names- it
        shows a dialog if the font not exists whether it should be used
        + It had in Office 2003, but not now (Hossein)
      + function is useful if the sidebar is not open (replaces
        the somewhat hidden "New from Selection")
      + allow renaming the current style? (Heiko) not needed (John, Eyal)
    => show the dialog with yes/no option
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