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Le 2010-12-31 06:32, Christoph Noack a écrit :
Hi Marc,

some additional remarks to those by Regina (Thanks!). The reason for not
having a "x"-button to close some of the window is, that the source code
and the interaction concepts are very old. Just look at the "selection"
decoration - looks quite dated ... In comparison, the task panes in
Impress (e.g. Slide Format Selection) are much more up to date and thus
more flexible.

But some improvements concerning task panes / windows / ... are in
progress at Oracle. But it is hard to align the behavior of all of them.

You may have noticed (or your students) that the functions to toggle the
visibility of those windows is spread among different menus (problem:
visibility issue vs. functionality issue), that they behave different
(missing 'x', docking/undocking), that they look different (old vs. new
decorators), that they are used differently (task panes for Impress

Let's sum it up that way - there is plenty to do for both the devs and
the UX design team ;-)


Am Montag, den 27.12.2010, 09:30 -0500 schrieb Marc Paré:
Yes you are right. One looses sight that it is a docked window when
appears as a tool window as well. If you click through all of the
Gallery is the only tool where there is no exit button. Maybe it
then be treated in the same way?

Thanks. Let's hope that the UX design picks up on this.

Coincidentally, yesterday, I was asked by a music director how to turn off the gallery pane. She had turned it on by mistake and could not figure how to close it -- not enough cliparts anyway. Bonus for her is that I added the gallery extension with more cliparts. She left quite happily with the cliparts and knowledge of toggling gallery on/off. :-)

Happy New Year!


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