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I think the GUI is okay the way it is. I strongly believe that changes
should be introduced in an incremental fashion. To this end, I think
Project Renaissance has made some headway and it should be sustained and
implemented in the future versions of LibO. For now (the upcoming
release or two), LibO development should concentrate more on tidying up
the code and improving stability and performance. 

However, I agree that the icons and buttons look a bit aged and can use
some modernization. I am looking forward to seeing Per's PDF. 


On Sat, 2010-10-02 at 20:43 +0200, Per Eriksson wrote:

The organization of the toolbars and menues is just one possible way.

In general, it works good for me as it is, though I have been working on 
some minor minor enhancements (on a pixel level) that could make the gui 
look alittle more 2010. I am going to summarize it in a pdf and would be 
happy to share.



AG skrev 2010-10-02 19:54:
On 02/10/10 18:02, John Wohn wrote:
+1.  I hate everything about the MS GUI.  It adds nothing as far as I
can see.  The current OOo GUI is fine.  There's no need to fix
something that isn't broken, just to make it look sexy.  What I want
from LibreOffice is a quick, easy, usable office suite that just
works.  If we try to emulate MS we just look like "me too."

Lane&  I can't be the only ones who feel this way.

If we try to make a cool sexy UI, then please, please, retain the
option to keep the UI that works.

Just my thoughts.



On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Lane Lester<>  
On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Mike Houben<>  

what do you don't like about our GUI?

I like the present GUI just fine, and I hate the new MS GUI. I 
like the ease with which the toolbars can be customized, because the 
selection of tools is much different from the one I use.

It would be nice if someone would create some more tool icons for 
those menu
items currently without icons. I always include Column Break and 
Page Break
on a toolbar, and I have to select from the unassigned icons, none 
of which
are just right.

It might be good if, when a person runs LO the first time that a 
document be
loaded which has some basic instruction for customizing the 
toolbars. It
should also include direction to both Tools / Options and Tools /
AutoCorrect Options for setting personal preferences.

Lane Lester
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I'd far rather have an application that is stable, easy to use 
(without all the current seemingly unnecessary contortions one has to 
go through to get page styles, and bullets and watermarks, etc.), and 
works well rather than have a fancy (at least in some people's 
opinion) GUI that serves only to mimic MSOffice.


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