UI: Sidebar Animation isn't that 'self-explaining' for adding a new animation
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Impress (empty slide
2. Sidebar -> Animation
-> You need to select an object to be able to add "+' sign. This communicated by turn 'gray' when nothing selected. Except this very subtitle
Well the dialog isn't that self-explaining in my perception. You need to orientate relatively long to grasp the way how to add an animation
Button's are relatively small. This has advantages (less incidental clicks). Disadvantage, you need to navigate the mouse more precisely
Well add an icon would help & maybe a label?
User Profile Reset: No
Version: 22.214.171.124.beta1+ (x64)
Build ID: 2891e91a513520d68ea2b8c59c14335861a15253
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI: en-US
The topic was on the agenda of the design meeting but hasn't received further input. I agree with larger buttons and text, which is easyhackable.
sd/uiconfig/simpress/ui/customanimationspanel.ui - just add a label to the buttons
Perhaps we should start with "Effects:" left-hand, similar to Category, and use just Add, Delete, Move up/down for the buttons. The buttons have icons which are clear to me.
Positive side-effect is an improvement on accessibility.
Heiko Tietze committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
Related tdf#145037 and tdf#145028 - Animation sidebar usability
It will be available in 7.3.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
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Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
The patch adds a label to the Add button (using labels for all action takes a lot of space and would make the sidebar width larger than today even without l10n) and a splitter between the two parts so one can adjust the height of the lists.
(In reply to Telesto from comment #0)
> Problem A
> -> You need to select an object to be able to add "+' sign. This
> communicated by turn 'gray' when nothing selected. Except this very subtitle
It's also communicated by the text in the animation list when it's empty. Perhaps that text could be larger.
Sure, when you stubmle upon the pane when editing an existing presentation with animations, it may be hard to pick up on. I don't think that's how people start out working with presentations, though.