Bug 127462 - UI: Add default option in split button for 'Freeze Rows and Columns'
Summary: UI: Add default option in split button for 'Freeze Rows and Columns'
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Split-Group-Buttons Cell-Freeze
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Reported: 2019-09-10 07:44 UTC by Thomas Lendo
Modified: 2019-09-19 13:03 UTC (History)
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Description Thomas Lendo 2019-09-10 07:44:47 UTC
When clicking at the main part of the 'Freeze Rows and Columns' split button in Calc's main toolbar, the rows and columns above/left of the selected cell will be freezed. This is the default option.

When clicking at the arrow of the split button, then options for only freezing first row or column will be shown in a drop-down menu.

I think this is not the optimal behavior of the split button for users. (But I didn't find UX advices for that [1].)

It should be possible to switch also to the default option inside of the drop-down menu. Otherwise there are 2 different behaviors within the split button: Default option only by clicking the main part of the split button. Other options by selecting the drop-down menu after clicking at the arrow.

If the user isn't sure what is needed, it should be possible to also select the default option. Otherwise the user has to go out of the split button's drop-down menu and has to click on the main part of the split button again. It's not possible to click at the default option when the drop-down menu is open.

In short:
Add default option in split button for 'Freeze Rows and Columns' at the first position in the drop-down menu.

[1] https://www.nngroup.com/articles/split-buttons/
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2019-09-19 11:54:32 UTC
I would say this is a useful idea. :) !
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-09-19 12:00:09 UTC
It's the usual behavior of splitbuttons. Another example is Save with Save As and a couple of other options underneath it. So my take: WFM.