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Bug 102839 - UI presenter console - Feature request: Countdown timer
Summary: UI presenter console - Feature request: Countdown timer
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Presenter-Console
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Reported: 2016-09-29 22:27 UTC by mwlenhard
Modified: 2020-07-30 14:55 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Mockup (313.12 KB, image/png)
2020-07-28 08:32 UTC, Heiko Tietze
Mockup (132.39 KB, image/png)
2020-07-30 14:54 UTC, Heiko Tietze
Mockup source (Draw using extension "widgets") (20.24 KB, application/
2020-07-30 14:55 UTC, Heiko Tietze

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Description mwlenhard 2016-09-29 22:27:14 UTC
Please add the feature of a countdown timer with user-definable start time as alternative selection to the provided stop watch. Once the countdown time approaches its end (possibly configurable limits) change the frame color of presenter console, e.g. 10 minutes before end change to green, 5 minutes before end to yellow, at 0 minutes to red.
Comment 1 tommy27 2016-10-06 20:50:22 UTC
enhancement request
status -> NEW
Comment 2 Timur 2020-07-27 20:31:13 UTC
Needs UX eval, solution and mockup.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2020-07-28 08:32:07 UTC
Created attachment 163669 [details]

Good idea to have these cards automated that you get shown by the moderator when time is up. Do we want to show it on the presentation as well in presenter mode so the audience get the same info?

Simple mockup using a checkbox to switch the timeboxing (better label?) on and to have a few fix reminder. The actual info could run through the presentation or just show up in the presenter console.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2020-07-30 14:54:57 UTC
Created attachment 163781 [details]

We discussed the topic in the design meeting.

   + show on presentation too?
     + wouldn't do if the console is active (Patrick)
     + running into trouble with either too small info or hiding content
       + not a big deal if shown for just a few second (Sascha)
     + maybe a progressbar of total time going down with time (Krunoslav)
       + would be a cool extension but should be user-configurable
   + Timeboxing selection options (like 5min or 10 min)
      + Times should be customizable (for a 1 hour presentation a user might have 
        different needs) (Patrick)
   + Implement it as "Reminder after:" 
   + Timer/reminder per slide (tdf#99750)
     + uncommon use-case, better implement as extension

Mockup shows two proposals, at the right also taking bug 99750 into consideration (reminder after 0:15 for example to not exceed the 20s limit; also handy to not talk more than 2mins or so per slide in ordinary presentations). Rather than counting down, which requires another control for input of total time), we recommend to count up.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2020-07-30 14:55:32 UTC
Created attachment 163782 [details]
Mockup source (Draw using extension "widgets")