So its important that we name the left button pane, as the name should be read out by screen readers. I was thinking something like Application Pane. With a blank profile, the start center says '... pick an app from the left side ...' in the thumbnail view list.
No this is a sidebar, and we always called it a sidebar while mocking up and developing.
So Application Sidebar?
Hmm, see the issue in having another GUI component named "Sidebar".
Since we probably need something "descriptive" it is a stack of tool buttons--as opposed to a bar of buttons, i.e. "toolbar"-- so:
In descriptions what reads better, the StartCenter's Toolstack, the StartCenter's Buttonstack, or the StartCenter's Application Sidebar?
Guess we have a similar question going on about naming the "NotebookBar" (aka "MuffinBar").
It is just a pane. Don’t overcomplicate it.
StartCenter's Application Sidebar
This is concerning only screenreaders and will probably never show in the UI as name. Users will not know what what Toolstack or Buttonstack is. Since Application Sidebar is the most descriptive and understandable term I +1 that.
also confirming bug → new.
my 2 cent
Going with 'Application Pane' as it is the most useful for users. https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/28791
Yousuf Philips committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#102006 tweak start center and make it more a11y accessible
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