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Subject: [libreoffice-design] Minutes from the UX meeting 2017-Sep-14
From: Heiko Tietze <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:56:54 +0200
To: LibO Design <>
Present: Jay, Stuart, Heiko


* LibreOffice Open Source aspects
+ published:

* Design Session planned about numbering/bullets
+ Doodle for design session -->
+ please at least enter your name if no time is good for you

* Guideline for dropdown selection
+ see also
+ Proposed HIG draft:
+ When the combobox/dropdown is on the main form, changes should not become effective until the user
leaves the control, or collapses the open widget.
+ On secondary dialogs changes are applied immediately, e.g. when another list entry is selected by
mouse wheel or arrow keys.
+ reasons: performance, don't care but MS doesn't function that way, safety as changes may not be intended
+ better always update immediately on any change (Heiko)
+ live preview is available in secondary dialogs (Jay)
=> keep the status quo and write HIG; but deveval first


+ Rulers for margins instead of padding
+ current way is useful (Stuart, Jay)
=> design additional ruler "modes", responding to object content (e.g. padding)
provide configuration (component View or Expert config) to toggle ruler behavior

Dr. Heiko Tietze
UX designer
Tel. +49 (0)179/1268509