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Subject: [libreoffice-design] Minutes from the design meeting 2018-Feb-07
From: Heiko Tietze <>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 21:46:20 +0100
To: LibO Design <>

Present: Thomas, Jay, Stuart, Heiko


* Design session on font handling
+ f'up to FOSDEM
+ fine, good as 2nd

* Design session on shortcut customization
+ tdf#115052 & co
+ a waste of time (jay, stuart)
+ UI part was part of last year's customization dialog that Muhammet didnt have time to work on (jay)
+ also good, lets do it 1st
+ tentative Friday 8pm GMT+1, ask on the ML


* GSoC project "100 paper cuts"
+ top 10 of UX nitpicks to fix in a gsoc project
+ tdf#53300 (Pedro)
+ good idea, could be a bit more difficult than easyhack but not a full project (samuel on IRC)
+ we could ask on ML for everyone's top 10 issues and vote for it
+ perhaps restrict to a certain module (Jay)
+ go ahead? no objection

Last week(')s todo's

* Standard palette rework
=> take this palette and submit AI Stuart
+ objection? (1 yes vs. 3 no)
=> submit

* Paragraph selection with or without breaks
+ comparison done (Jay), workflow test pending (Stuart)
+ don't change (cor, stuart, thomas)
+ consistency with other programs is a plus (jay)

* New bitmaps for the Gallery
+ ideally we get the new and old bitmaps into some kind of voting
+ 10 replies so far, let's see if more people vote
=> 16 replies, patch should get prepared -> Andreas?


* Bypassing import dialogs
+ load a CSV in Calc shows always the import dialog
+ not too special workflow to read many documents
+ asked some people, most are against the idea as command line and macro exists
+ special uno:command are an option
+ checkbox in open dialog to bypass import dialog (jay)
+ use <ctrl> or <shift> to bypass dialog when it is intended to appear (jay)
in the file dialog when pressing open button, clicked the file in start center, or drag and drop
+ should be a generic idea meaning pressing shift on open, or whatever, works also when implemented
in for instance the export to png dialog (heiko)
+ rather improve the import dialog with use of parser settings saved to profile (stuart)
+ introduce some kind of heuristics that detects the format and only asks if unsure (csongor)
+ simplest heuristic would be the URL and after first time reading file from this place
the dialog doesnt pops-up again (jay) perhaps plus a filename comparison (./file1.csv=./file2.csv)
=> comment ticket with ideas and remove keyword

* Template changer (continued from previous meetings)
+ ...
+ suggest to make the tc working as loading a template with the exception
to not override what the user modified (Heiko)
+ document themes are worth to consider as alternative solution (stuart)
=> double-check MSO (Thomas)