Bug 145038 - UI: A button to expand the animation picker dialog to dedicated dialog
Summary: UI: A button to expand the animation picker dialog to dedicated dialog
Status: NEW
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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Keywords: needsUXEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Sidebar-Animation
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Reported: 2021-10-10 09:12 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2021-10-11 22:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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2021-10-10 09:12 UTC, Telesto
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Description Telesto 2021-10-10 09:12:21 UTC
Description:
UI: A button to expand the animation picker dialog to dedicated dialog

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Impress
2. Select a textbox
3. Sidebar -> Animation tab
4. Click + icon

Actual Results:
A long list of entry's (lots of scrolling)

Expected Results:
The old impress had 'basic' list of animations + More effects category opening dedicated dialog (see screenshot)

Maybe something which is still applicable?


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 09:12:46 UTC
Created attachment 175618 [details]
Screenshot Powerpoint
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2021-10-11 07:28:50 UTC
Don't like the idea. The dialog would just rearrange the controls, maybe provide a better overview of the effects but nothing beyond. The idea of the sidebar is to quickly access the most frequently used attributes while the full power of LibreOffice is presented in dialogs. So I'd rather think about simplifying the sidebar - could be done if we have "animation styles" (a template/preset to all settings) and show only these and limited to the last n used.
Comment 3 Telesto 2021-10-11 07:38:04 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> Don't like the idea. The dialog would just rearrange the controls, maybe
> provide a better overview of the effects but nothing beyond. The idea of the
> sidebar is to quickly access the most frequently used attributes while the
> full power of LibreOffice is presented in dialogs. So I'd rather think about
> simplifying the sidebar - could be done if we have "animation styles" (a
> template/preset to all settings) and show only these and limited to the last
> n used.

No objection against any other approach.  My struggle is the scrolling list with lost of entry's & relative small window ;-). If you for whatever often use something of the bottom, you need to scroll scroll scroll baby.

And selecting a category in advance makes it even harder, maybe you're searching for something specific (and a contrary to the category it put into?)

[I'm personally that lazy that I simply take the first entry's of the animation list after going through that list 10 times. Maybe this a good; the others animations not supposed to be used as it seen as bad slide design?]