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Mar 11, 2015; 12:36pm Jan Holesovsky Minutes of the Design Hangout: 2015-02-04 * Present: Heiko, Jay, Steve, Stuart * Completed Action Items: + Jay/Kendy: GSoC for application (color) themes. (added it, Kendy add the rest) https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Application_Themes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J_aogLuQThqhvT0R2em27Vpew-SLAQgpH5TbNTgXPZM/edit?usp=sharing + Kendy: More work around templates repository / online templates / integration into the start screen / ... https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=85420 https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=108377 + Heiko/Kendy: Rework of the Tools -> Customization... dialog http://user-prompt.com/how-to-make-libreoffice-customization-usable/ + will create a bug report for that (Heiko) -> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88896 + Kendy/Jay: Document preview in open dialog Adolfo suggest this be a GSoC https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87748 + need to double-check the technical feasibility - if that's the system's responsibility or LO's + maybe we should re-consider a bit how we are opening files + very hard to setup connection to google docs / onedrive etc. "Have popular CMIS pre-configured in LO custom dialog" - https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86699 "Easy access to online document storage services like Google Drive" - https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86703 * Pending Action Items: + Default document view for Writer, single page rather than automatic https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88001 + Stuart: Change the default to single page + Jay/Stuart: Change the tooltip to "Multipage view" or "Multiple page view" [https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88001#c5 - would be great to get that to gerrit] AI: Stuart -- figure it out and get it posted. + Jay: Double check if we can change 'Spelling' to 'Spelling and Grammar' https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87648 + Jay: Send a mail to [hidden email] with the wiki page that collects changes in menus + Kendy: Collecting of the user information should be incremental, somewhere in the user's profile + Ahmed: Push the new Sifr icons he's done recently + Kendy: Talk to Milos wrt. https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48622 + Alex: Gnome 2.20-style 'a' icons & Gnome 3-style text line icons + Samuel: Formulas and Navigator should open in the sidebar, not as a special window https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=85897 + Is that issue for the Navigator too (I dont read it from the issue) and in Writer the choice anycase was to allow opening separate too. (Cor, after discussion on 20150128) + the bug report only discusses the separate formulas sidebar in calc (Jay) * Easy Hacks to be filed: + Kendy: The Window's closing button should indeed close the window, not dock the sidebar https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87217 + Kendy: Do / find someone / easy-hack-ize automatic opening of the Track changes toolbar when there are tracked changes + Kendy: Check how hard it is to make sidebar honor the icon size setting + Kendy: Easy Hack-ize fixing of uno commands that need to be duplicated in Draw and Impress + https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=84258#c2 + Kendy: Create Easy Hack for the Hi-contrast Sifr + Kendy: Adding 1.15 to the drop down list - https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=85949 + Kendy: Research what is needed to do to only disable (not hide) the formula bar in Calc when Chart component is activated + Kendy: Tell Jay how to fiddle with the default position of toolbars (so that he can tweak the Chart's toolbars) + Kendy: Only activate image toolbar when an image is selected - https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87362 + Adolfo: Create easy hacks for the options Design decided to drop since 2012: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design/Whiteboards/Options/Global + Kendy: Should border around an image have no padding by default https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87360 * GSoC tasks to be filed: + Jay: add a Styles usability improvements section + list the various things to implement to GSoC-next ideas + https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/GenialIdeas [styles previews in the sidebar etc.] + Ahmed, Jay: Brainstorm about some nice / more styles for Calc https://redmine.documentfoundation.org/boards/1/topics/493 [longer term - maybe better to add to the GSoC Styles task?] + Jay: Impress also needs more default object styles (only 2 are available) * Residual issues with BZ migration? Heiko not receiving digest subscription of ux-advise issues, while those taking all UX-advise seeing issues. * Discussions that need a resolution - backlog from the last weeks + Disable object, image, and character toolbars in Impress (Jay, Cor) To simply the interface by having just one toolbar above and below https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87676 + unfortunately we would lose the possibility to change the style first, and then draw (Kendy) + it is different to how it works in Writer - there you have no other option than to draw first, and then tweak the color (Jay) + current way is similar to eg. Inkscape (Mattias) + if we used the sidebar more, it would allow more space for the slide (Jay) + but interaction should be improved there, indeed (Mattias) + what about to restructure this a bit more? (Kendy) + proposed a sidebar for colors etc. together with shapes to draw (Jay) https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87643 wps draw sidebar - https://vm150.documentfoundation.org/attachment.cgi?id=111225 + Related issues of tdf 88931 - https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88931 rather than hiding specific toolbars, provide ability to toggle all toolbars on/off + but what is the usability of a toolbarless draw or impress? (Jay) + if we were do it, provide for all modules -- like toggle full screen, users figure it out + Hiding the line and filling toolbar + Tutorial vids not mentioning its use to change the color before adding it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtJztZr7Ovg&list=PLi4GzliI0ClAdSZ1i02r-QiTCyb2Wa4ie&index=12 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yxgITpnS08&t=1m0s (uses styles) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMaQdtjhxQM&t=20m34s (user even goes into the dialog to change color) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMlP0yEnyugFogqcxPHzTZXI8p2YO8sO2 (tutorial series not mentioning shapes) + Application behaviour + have to set shape style after insert - Powerpoint 2010, WPS Presenation, Calligra Stage, iWork Keynote + can set the shape style before insert - Presentations x7 (they have the settings in the shapes toolbar) + presentation x7 - http://i.imgur.com/XrGBbMt.png + The "New Styles from Selection" in the Sidebar Styles and Formatting content panel allows efficient creation of new styles from objects that have been directly formatting. --> Needs to be more prominent (e.g. context menu) (Heiko) + Streamline the UI, have a single place for settings. (Jay) Hide Object (Line and filing), Image and Character toolbars -- giving a more consistenet UI, too many choices now. Use the standard toolbar for a few things, the drawing toolbar for a few--and hide the Line and Filing toolbar. would be better to have all direct formatting now available in the sidebar. Object creation would be from Standard toolbar or a revamped Drawing toolbar. + Alignment, arrangement, distribution, etc. - already on the context menu, so no loss. (Jay) + Possibly put alignment, arrangement, etc. into the Drawings toolbar (Jay) + Multiple selected objects receive arangement, alignment (access via context menu only: Jay, access context menu plus toolbar: Heiko) * Change tracking sidebar proposal (Heiko) + https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UuZUJYOLPM3_LdW77OSAaUBpDhRg3iHSjo31DTUEEzk + breifly ran through the alternative dialogs and symbology, pg 5 of proposal.