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Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice UI should be tweaked, not reinvented


Le 2010-11-03 03:50, Gianluca Turconi a écrit :
Il 02/11/2010 19.13, animesh meher ha scritto:

Has anyone considered the UI of IBM Symphony 3, its a step in the right direction . And now that most monitors have larger breath , we can use it to our advantage.

Definitely, +1.

Here are some screenshots taken from Symphony 3:

http://www.lffl.org/2010/02/ibm-lotus-symphony-3-beta-2-ottima.html


I have mixed feelings on that.

On one hand, if I absolutely have to have all my properties on screen then it makes a very good use of real estate. But there are many times I use the wide screen to my advantage by installing a second window to the right with either my source, internet references, other documents, etc. And in Calc/Excel, I would want an even wider sheet.

So properties should either be displayed such as above or in its own window (like Styles and Navigation) that would be dockable. It would more or less follow the traditional OpenOffice / LibreOffice approach. One change I would do, however: if the box is docked, it should be displayed all the time; its content would change depending on whether it's paragraph properties, styles, etc. On the other hand, if it is a window, it should disappear when not needed to minimize screen clutter.

Advantages of such a system ?
- In Calc, the Properties could be displayed to the right or the bottom, to allow ideal use of real estate.
- With dual screens, it is easy to put a window on a second screen.



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