Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2020-Jan-20

Present: Heiko, (Hakeem)
Comments: Telesto, Sascha, Andreas, Timur, Stuart, Regina


  * UI: The Base preview for recent opened files isn't it. The
    transparency around the icon feels off
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139453
    + white background, large icon, placement at bottom right,
      or WF (all until real preview)
    + enlarge (Telesto), rather have a dummy preview (Andreas)
    + hard to impossible to implement an usable preview for databases,
      though a larger icon e.g. similar to A1 letter could improve the view (Sascha)
    => design some kind of dummy preview and show behind the icon which goes to
       the usual position then

  * VIEWING: Enhancement: Provide a window for foot notes in Web Layout view
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=67168
    + web layout is just not suited for footnotes; the Navigator has
      everything to quickly jump to the FN position (and back thanks
      the new Recency option) WF (Heiko)
    => very old ticket, no more opinions = WF

  * Usability: "Move or Copy Sheet"; the difference is subtle, but important
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139464
    + change the default to Copy or use Copy/Move instead of Ok
    + no need for a change (Timur)
    + Copy is a bit safer (Heiko)
    => do it

  * Import support for open image formats - ORA and XCF
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83256
    + out of scope (Heiko)
    + these are work-files of there specific applications not image-files
      itselves (Sascha)
    + if well-spec'ed and licensed we could add an import filter (Stuart)
    => not worth the effort, WF

  * WRITER: context menu "Unstyle selected text" from list style to
    "no-list" style
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92622
    + a "None"-entry on top of the list could be useful (Sascha)
    + Character Style has a Default to unset (Heiko)
    => add "No List" on top

  * UI: Main toolbar lacking option to enable border for textbox in Draw/Impress
    (contrary to Calc/Writer)
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139619
    + add line style dropdown (Heiko), +1 (Andreas)
    + different toolbars, different function, WFM (Regina)
    => go with the line style dropdown