Created attachment 157713 [details]
mockup of radio button approach to Application Colors
Tools - LibreOffice - Application Colors
Useful and interesting settings, but
- difficult to get an overview, especially if unfamiliar with possibilities
- overwhelming in first encounter
- long scroll window,
- different kinds of controls, relevant to different users/purposes
Proposal: Introduce radio buttons for each "type" and only show the relevant controls for each type. (same kind of idea as Area tab in Paragraph Style).
Here are the "types"
Drawing / Presentation
Basic Syntax Highlighting
SQL Syntax Highlighting
Mockup attached (2 Draw pages), showing the idea with "General" and "Spreadsheet" No opinions about the "fine details" (e.g., some of the radio buttons might only have 1 or 4 controls, some label names are long, moving some to module specific locations). Others will be wiser about such issues.
No new commands. No changes in existing functionality.
Just UI change to make it easier to see/find relevant controls
UX-team, we need your opinion.
and +1 from me
So is the action of the buttons just going to advance the scroll of the listbox of 'User interface elements' and assigned color swatches?
Or would it filter the elements, result in just showing the element and color of the selected group?
And while the scrollable listbox is efficient for localization--it has always been clunky. Should we go ahead and filter, is there a better GUI to present the interface elements?
I understand the idea as buttons show the current position in the list and allow to quickly jump to it.
However, this configuration is not meant for basic users and I would expect experts to deal with long lists. And I wouldn't say the application colors are "useful and interesting setting".
So my take is -1.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #4)
> I understand the idea as buttons show the current position in the list and
> allow to quickly jump to it.
Nope. More like the "Area" tab (in, for example, Paragraph Style dialog), where clicking on a radio button shows all and only the controls that correspond to the button.
Attachment 157713 [details] shows idea (with two Draw slides).
Click on "General" and only "General" controls are shown.
Click on "Spreadsheet", only Spreadsheet controls are shown.
(eliminates completely the need to "scroll" in a big window)
(In reply to sdc.blanco from comment #5)
> Nope. More like the "Area" tab...
Hm, still not convinced that it's needed. But since there are some +1...