Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2023-May-10

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Wed May 10 19:03:28 UTC 2023

Present: Cor, John, Hossein, Heiko
Comments: Stephane, Stuart, Jim, Dieter, Bogdan, Gabor


  * MRU and SC add option to sort recent documents alphabetically
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=154985
    + some advanced options ooO.Common > History but not alpha sort (Stephane)
    + rather pining documents to the top of the MRU list
      (bug 38742) (Stuart, Cor)
    => WF, we better do the favorite/pinning thing

  * FLUID page number indication option: on / off
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=153777
    + was "Page 1-2 of 3" and has been changed for bug 90150 (Jim)
    + no problem with "1 and 2 of 3" (John)
    + OP seems to understand* the information as if the number indicates
      where the cursor is but it indicates the view (Cor)
      *) "and then, you'll .. EVERY time.."
    + MSO gives feedback where the cursor is; should be done somehow (Hossein)
    => NAB/WF

  * Insert caption dialog doesn't offer controlling the first number
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=154896
    + field numbers can be edited later but no good reason
      why not possible on insertion (Dieter)
      + You have to edit all the fields, and not a single one (Hossein)
    + primary workflow is to insert a caption as quick and easy as possible;
      also afraid of adverse effect for master documents (Heiko)
    + experts can do macro programming or other tricks (Hossein)
    => WF/NAB

  * New feature: set the source/scope of AutoComplete search
      (UI Tools > AutoInput)
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155016
    + add option to autocomplete not only based on current column
      but the whole sheet; no good reason to block (Heiko)
    + autocomplete in large spreadsheets is not advisable (Hossein)
    + makes sense, but should be optional (John)
    + simple workaround is to add the word list at the bottom of the
      needed column in the new sheet (Cor)
    + being afraid of performance issues (Heiko)
    => WF/NAB

  * Rename Format - Description menu item
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155044
    + rename to "Accessibility Description" (Heiko, Bogdan)
    + dislike this and suggest "Alt Text" (Stuart)
      + "Alt Text" would be tech-talk (Gabor)
      + A description would be useful for all users who care about this (Cor)
      + "Alt Text" is used in MSO at the a11y sidebar (Heiko)
      + "Alternative Text" found at U.S. university web sites
      + "Alt Attribute" Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt_attribute
    => go with "Alt Text"; add hint for translators
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