Presently a user can only access module settings by first opening the module and then opening the options dialog. So if i'm at the start center and open the options dialog, i dont see any of the module settings that i'd like to set, e.g. disabling impress's startup template selector.
And if was possible identify what are common and what are per file.
In OOo1 all settings where always accessible. That was changed with https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=24990. Some settings have been moved to "Advanced" in LibreOffice, but on the other hand LibreOffice has introduced some more settings. Therefore the situation "too many options" might arise again, if all options are accessible all times.
I personally like to have all options accessible without opening all kind of documents. For example, currently you cannot access the Math settings, when you edit a formula in Writer.
Perhaps it would be possible to show all settings at least in case no document is opened. If a user calls the Options dialog in that case, it is likely, that he wants to make his favorite settings in one go, for example after a new installation.
I support the request of "m.a.riosv". The problem is not only the distinction between "only for the current document" and "for the current document and all new ones". It is also a problem, that it is not clear, how a setting will affect existing documents, and what settings are actually automatically stored in the files.
(In reply to Regina Henschel from comment #2)
I have no problem with this request
> Perhaps it would be possible to show all settings at least in case no
> document is opened. If a user calls the Options dialog in that case, it is
> likely, that he wants to make his favorite settings in one go, for example
> after a new installation.
> I support the request of "m.a.riosv". The problem is not only the
> distinction between "only for the current document" and "for the current
> document and all new ones". It is also a problem, that it is not clear, how
> a setting will affect existing documents, and what settings are actually
> automatically stored in the files.
I would expect we already have a [meta]-issue for this?
(In reply to m.a.riosv from comment #1)
> And if was possible identify what are common and what are per file.
The per file stuff should be in the File > Properties dialog (bug 83325), as mixing both the per file and global settings in the option dialog would be highly confusing.
*** Bug 134453 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 162591 [details]
OptionsDialog.sxw from http://specs.openoffice.org/appwide/separate_modules/OptionsDialog.sxw
Attaching the spec to not depend on external storage.
Note that one of the concerns in the specification for only showing limited set of options was startup performance (section 3.2). So if implementing display of all sections, the sections for other modules likely need deferred loading, so that they only take time when expanded the first time.
Also note section 5.2 (automatic expanding of the section related to current module), which refers to https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=53094 (never implemented).