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On Fri, 2010-10-15 at 08:43 +0000, Sveinn í Felli wrote:
Þann fös 15.okt 2010 08:29, skrifaði Jean Hollis Weber:
On Fri, 2010-10-15, David Nelson wrote:

IMHO, LibO needs something that is quite new and a bold departure...

Please keep in mind that a lot of people do not want the user interface
to change too much. One reason they love OOo is that its UI is like the
older versions of MSO (2003 and before). I get mail all the time from
people saying "please tell me they're not going to change OOo too much!"

Well, maybe if OOo doesn't change, and LibO does, that's okay. Something
for everyone: the oldsters and the youngsters.<grin>

Why not have such things user configurable (skins?/themes?). 
then one could choose "Classic OOo interface", "Interactive 
Ribbon* interface", "Widescreen Sidebars interface", 
"Minimalistic Netbook interface" etc.

If done correctly it should not bloat the software too much.

*Ribbon is maybe trademarked ?

I remember when I got my first Windows XP computer (before I switched to
Linux). I was so relieved when I learned that I could change it from the
"new" UI to the "classic" one. Several programs (WinZip is one) had/have
that feature too. That's ideal if one can do it.

And regarding widescreen: on my netbook, a lot of programs have at least
some dialog boxes that are too tall to fit on the screen, leaving the
OK/Cancel buttons (and sometimes other fields) unreachable. I don't
recall if OOo has any, but that's a major usability problem to look out


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