In Writer's menu bar, the option View > Track Changes is actually toggles the visibility of changes recorded using Edit > Track Changes
So I think that Track Changes under View should be renamed to Tracked Changes.
Currently, its name is misleading. At least to me. It looks like an option to enable/disable the recording of changes.
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Rather "Show tracked changes". But we have two UNO commands defined, .uno:ShowTrackedChanges (FN_REDLINE_SHOW) and .uno:ViewTrackChanges that forwards to the other command but uses the short label.
It was introduced with https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/23976 for bug 91781. But I don't see any good reason. Maybe "View" is the implicit action. And in fact, we do not use any "Show" in the menu items.
IMHO, it's a good practice to use verbs. (Show/Edit) TC is a good example how the approach of short labels fails. OTOH, these repeated Show * looks also bad.
and it's the same control.
I agree with John, but I suggest rename it to "View-Show Track changes"
From another side all items in the View menu toggle show-hide something...
Let’s consider that making everything “verb + noun” has implications on the way we translate these options to other languages.
Just having “Tracked Changes” instead of the current, awkward “Track Changes” would be a win for the Romance-language versions of LibreOffice, which currently have an idiomatic, not literal translation (because the English doesn’t make much sense) but is quite long, making the menus wider than usual.
We discussed the topic in the design meeting and decided to use "Show Tracked Changes" (for View > TC).
I am unable to find occurrences of 'View - Track Changes' in Help, so it is a good moment in time to do the change. Preferably before Seth adds the old string into Help.
Ayhan Yalçınsoy committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#137808: Renamed Track Changes as Show Tracked Changes
It will be available in 7.1.0.
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