Bug 145037 - UI: Animation list, show all entry's by default. Add search & drop down to filter
Summary: UI: Animation list, show all entry's by default. Add search & drop down to fi...
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
7.3.0.0 alpha0+
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: target:7.3.0
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Blocks: Sidebar-Animation
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Reported: 2021-10-10 09:08 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2021-10-20 05:12 UTC (History)
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Description Telesto 2021-10-10 09:08:50 UTC
Description:
UI: Animation list, show all entry's by default (and use the drop down to filter)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Impress
2. Select textbox
3. Sidebar -> Animation tab
4. Click + button
5. You have to pick a topic an scroll

Actual Results:
All sorts of subsections. Nasty scrolling (except if you know what you want)

Expected Results:
Options -> Customize dialog -> Menu tab has search field & category's. Which looks simpler to me 

The category (basic/ special/exiting could be a column) instead of some kind of tree hierarchy with those being added to the list. 



Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Version: 7.3.0.0.alpha0+ (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 93115d2c54d645bcf2f80fde325e3ede39dee4d5
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (nl_NL); UI: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 1 Telesto 2021-10-10 09:09:23 UTC
(except if you know what you want) should be 'especially if you know what you want'
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2021-10-11 07:38:29 UTC
Don't like the idea to make the workflow easier by adding complexity to the UI. Point is that you have less space after adding a search field. What works is a splitter, which could allow to resize the upper part (applied animations) to get more space on the lower. 

Ultimately I would limit the list to the last used n item (or even better animations including other attributes). See also bug 145038
Comment 3 Telesto 2021-10-11 07:43:51 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> Don't like the idea to make the workflow easier by adding complexity to the
> UI. Point is that you have less space after adding a search field. What
> works is a splitter, which could allow to resize the upper part (applied
> animations) to get more space on the lower. 
> 
> Ultimately I would limit the list to the last used n item (or even better
> animations including other attributes). See also bug 145038

A splitter would be already an improvement. Limited list is also welcome. But where do you want to put the rest of the entry's?
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2021-10-11 07:46:35 UTC
(In reply to Telesto from comment #3)
> But where do you want to put the rest of the entry's?

In the requested dialog, see bug 145038.
Comment 5 Telesto 2021-10-11 09:55:00 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #4)
> (In reply to Telesto from comment #3)
> > But where do you want to put the rest of the entry's?
> 
> In the requested dialog, see bug 145038.

Well OK, I didn't read your comment at bug 145038 that way :-). However UX uses a different language ;-). So I'm going lets wait and see mode
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2021-10-14 12:30:37 UTC
The topic was on the agenda of the design meeting but hasn't received further input. Resolving WF since search/filter adds control and clutter. Will do the splitter however as a related implementation.
Comment 7 Commit Notification 2021-10-20 05:12:50 UTC
Heiko Tietze committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

https://git.libreoffice.org/core/commit/279cc2aa9d8e5e53762352415c05c262fb1d906f

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
information about daily builds can be found at:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Testing_Daily_Builds

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.