Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2023-May-24

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Wed May 24 19:28:19 UTC 2023

Present: https://pad.documentfoundation.org/p/design#L39
Comments: Eike, Ady, Bogdan, Rafael, Tomaz, Timur, Roman, Stuart


  * Find & Replace: Checkmark "Current selection only" automatically
    unset after repeating "find" (or "find/ replace") despite that area
    is still marked
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141296
    + dialog should remember the option (Eike)
    + after f&r the dialog selection is lost (Ady) and searching
      again makes no sense (Heiko)
    + iterative operations are common (Bogdan)
    + only obvious issue is that replacing items may end in no selection
      and the fact that current selection depends on  whether more than
      one cell is selected (Heiko)
    + remembering the option is desirable (Hossein)
    + MSO has no option to _ignore_ the selection; replacement is always
      applied to the selection if more than one cell is selected (Hossein)
    + makes sense to drop the option (John); option is good (Shu)
    + MSO does not change the current selection on replacement (Heiko)
      + it's kind of a convenience feature to quickly see what has been
        changed (Heiko)
      + could be made dependent on whether a selection was active before the
        replacement (Hossein)
    => comment

  * Confusion between "bibliography entry" and "citation"
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155050
    + bibliographical entry is part of the toc - and citation a more
      common term for the functionality (Stuart)
    + alternatively use "reference"? (Heiko)
    + compare with well-known 3rd party tools Mendeley, Zotero,
      Endnote (John, Hossein)
    + Zotero uses "Citation" and Bibliography (John), MSO Word as
      well (Hossein)
    => do rename

  * Pasting a table cell, pastes the source cell in the upper/actual
    cell as an inner table cell
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149625
    + different behavior depending on the selection; same behavior
      for MSO Word
    + inserting a table into a table cell is possible too (Heiko)
    + wondering if this has a real use case (John), apparently it is
      as questions on the web indicate (Hossein)
      + Search for "nested tables" in BZ
    => resolve NAB

  * Remove empty rows faster in Calc (add in LO instead of extension)
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=151133
    + common use case, integration makes sense (Rafael, Tomaz, Timur)
    + does it exit in Excel? (John), unclear (Heiko)
    => do it (for both row and column)

  * rename “Modify” button into "Assign"
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155214
    + wouldn't change (Roman)
    + Assign fits better (Stuart, Heiko, John)
    => rename

  * Simplified options dialog
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90989
    + simplification means essentially to create new dialogs
      from scratch- with a lot of effort
    + searching for content simplifies the workflow
    + improve rather than start from scratch (Hossein, John)
    + still think it's beneficial (John)
    + MSO does a worse job by some simple tabs and one large
     "Advanced" (Hossein)
    + small-size devices such as handhelds demand a smaller
      options dialog (John)
    => do it
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