UI Elements proposals and evaluation
The LibreOffice User Interface consists of hundreds of single UI elements allowing to reach all the mighty features of this office suite.
The present UI is based on design created about 20 years ago and many new ideas have been developed in the meantime.
This page is dedicated to single UI elements (or groups of them), we want to discuss them, find previous implementations (and refusals to implement them) in other software, describe advantages and disadvantages and finally prioritize and present them to the developers asking for implementation.
Full mockups should not be included in this table, as we should discuss the single features of the UI first. You can link to such mockups from the elements you describe, but please stay with the elements, not the mockups here on the page.
|Element description||Image||Proposal by||Date||Last Activity||Description||Implementations||Advantages||Disadvantages||Priority / Implementation Status|
|Vertical tabs||Bernhard Dippold||05.07.2011||05.07.2011||vertical tabs are areas where different documents can be reached stacked one above the other.||don't know of any||better usage of vertical vs. horizontal desktop space in broad desktops with Writer||width used space in Calc||not yet decided upon|
|Ellipsis menu||Mirek2||17.07.2011||17.07.2011||Menu providing access to all the unshown commands of a toolbar more details...||
|Float Bar||Mirek2||09.07.2011||09.07.2011||Contextual toolbar that floats centered above a selectionmore details...||a similar toolbar appears in iOS, Android, and ByWord||
|Insert Bar||Mirek2||17.07.2011||17.07.2011||Vertical toolbar containing Insert and Draw commands more details...||known as the Toolbox in most graphics software||
|Add page/slide button||Mirek2||17.07.2011||17.07.2011||Button for inserting slides/page breaks at the end of a document more details...||known as the Toolbox in most graphics software||
|Animation sorter||Kévin PEIGNOT||16.07.2011||16.07.2011||Add the possibility to sort animations in Impress without using the arrows, but by drag & drop. Actually, if you have a lot of animations, it take very long with the arrows to sort them.||Actually, drag & drop is possible in MS Power Point.||Fastest than actually||unknown||unknown
|Scrollable slides||Mirek2||17.07.2011||17.07.2011||Slides shown under each other, like pages. more details...||
|Page handles||Mirek2||17.07.2011||17.07.2011||A page/slide number shown next to a page/slide used for selecting a page/slide. more details...||