There are discussions on this list about UI redesign. Even if this is
a good goal on the mid/long term, there are lots of things that can be
done *immediately* to build a better user experience: change default
toolbars and buttons.
For example, LibO have enabled by default the nice "Find" toolbar, but
the "Search and replace" button remained on the old location that WAS
right when this new toolbar did not exist: I think it would be better
to hide that button from where it is now and show it on the new
Another example: do you know anyone that use the "send by email"
button? Most possible receivers nowadays still use msoffice so using
that button have the only effect that new users come to forums asking
why the people to whom they sent the file is not able to open it. I
think it is better to completely hide that button.
Complex layout language support is disabled by default, but we have a
"right to left" button on the toolbar.
Contextual toolbars is a nice feature, but many people hate it because
these toolbars appears in front of their documents, floating on non
useful positions. The first thing I always do when installing a new
OOo/LibO version is to anchor those toolbars to the botom of the
And a long etcetera.
What do you think?
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