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Bug 116491 - Identify commands of experimental features in the customization dialog
Summary: Identify commands of experimental features in the customization dialog
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Customize-Dialog
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Reported: 2018-03-19 10:58 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2018-07-25 09:21 UTC (History)
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Description Heiko Tietze 2018-03-19 10:58:53 UTC
For example, when adding Emoji to the insert menu nothing is shown as long the experimental features aren't activated. But there is no clue to the user about that. My suggestion is to write commands of experimental features in italic; better would be a slightly grayed out font color but some themes may show text in white on black and the disabled text color could be muted too much (should be tested anyway).
Comment 1 Muhammet Kara 2018-03-19 11:19:00 UTC
I wouldn't go into the font/color direction as it might get unnecessarily complicated.

+1 for italic. Moreover, we can also add something like this to the description of the selected experimental command: "(This is an experimental feature.)"?
Comment 2 Muhammet Kara 2018-03-19 11:22:15 UTC
Exists on master:

Build ID: b2147abdf6dd82096fb4441e97090ed00a21e985
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.9; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2018-04-24 18:21:01 UTC
I get Emoji also with Tools > Options > Advanced > Experimental off and can assign it to the toolbar, for instance, but of course it's not shown then. Thing is that I have no clue in the UI what command is experimental. I'd still prefer gray font color like for disabled controls (ideally taking the RGB value from system settings).
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2018-07-25 09:21:16 UTC
Dear Muhammet Kara,
This bug has been in ASSIGNED status for more than 3 months without any
activity. Resetting it to NEW.
Please assigned it back to yourself if you're still working on this.