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Subject: [libreoffice-design] Minutes from the design meeting 2018-Jan-03
From: Heiko Tietze <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 21:48:44 +0100

Present: Csongor, Jay, Heiko, Stuart, Andreas

* Toolbar button for Special characters
+ New floating widget with quick access to recent/favorites (Heiko)
or small button only that just opens the dialog (Jay)
+ don't mind (Consgor, Stuart)
+ Notebookbars provide the new widget (Jay)
=> old standard toolbar will be used

* Labels at the right pane on the customization dialog
or just have a tooltip
+ add labels (Andreas)
+ get rid of all labels in favor of tooltips (Jay)
+ tooltips are not shown at screenshots making it hard to illustrate in the help (Csongor)
+ labels above controls (Csongor, Stuart)
=> place text above controls using Search, Category, Function, and Description on the left
and Scope, Target, Function, Customize right
+ use "Target" or make it dependent on tab -> Target is easier for l10n
+ change +/- to add/delete or any other text?
=> tooltips are the better way to explain the function

* Standard palette rework
+ original request was to swap the names purple and violet
+ introduction of the new palette would require to redo new gradients and table styles
in order to get proper standard colors
+ 4 light vs 5 light
+ RYB document -
=> go with an update of the palette
=> feedback required, please play with the generator (Stuart)
if there is no objection within one week the latest variant will be submitted
=> questionable color names are gold, brick, magenta, indigo, teal, lime
opinions are welcome

* New/more Gradients?
+ Jay asked Andreas to submit proposals
+ patch has been submitted before at
including localization
=> suggest to have more proposals until the next release (Jay)