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Concerning the dialog - yes, it might help. But if an "Apply" button
gets added, then - in perceived 99% of all cases - the dialog will just
hide the object that gets transformed.

Just move the dialogue to the side of the screen. Inkscape seems to manage
this situation well enough. With hi-res screens there is normally plenty of

So people are fighting against
the dialog window :-)

Dialogues associated with objects works well for me, you can always not call
it up if yo don't want to use it.

Any developer here that may derive an easy hack for the consideration of
the "content box" idea? ;-)


Am Sonntag, den 14.11.2010, 11:50 +0000 schrieb Ian Lynch:
Good idea, you should never have to close a dialogue box in any
multi-tasking environment in order to do anything. It seems to have been
peculiar thing that sprang up in Windows 3 applications and has
Ok if the dialogue is linked to an object and you unselect that object
values in the dialogue become undefined so greyed out. If you click on
another objet its properties appear in the dialogue.  Inkscape is much
better than Draw in this respect and it is one reason I use Inkscape
exclusively now.

On 14 November 2010 08:44, RGB ES <> wrote:

If you search for "apply button" on OOo's issue tracker, more than
1100 issues appears.
The lack of a simply "apply" option, specially on Draw and Impress
were you need to continually modify (and check!) the position and
properties of several objects is something I never understood on OOo.
I think it is important in several dialogues (specially those that
refers to graphical objects and frames) to have the possibility to
apply changes without closing the dialogue itself.
What do you think?

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