Bug 157431 - Show description for config keys in expert config
Summary: Show description for config keys in expert config
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) alpha0+
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia)
Whiteboard: target:24.2.0
Depends on:
Blocks: Options-Dialog-Expert
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Reported: 2023-09-25 11:27 UTC by Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia)
Modified: 2024-03-28 16:06 UTC (History)
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Description Samuel Mehrbrodt (allotropia) 2023-09-25 11:27:20 UTC
While expert config shows all available config keys and allows to edit them, there is no additional information available about what a config key does exactly, except the name itself.

However, in the xcs file we have a description for every config item.

This description should be shown as a tooltip in the expert config.
Comment 1 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-10-09 11:34:00 UTC
Agreed that this is an obvious improvement in usability of the dialog.
Comment 2 Commit Notification 2023-11-09 07:15:37 UTC
Samuel Mehrbrodt committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#157431 Show description for expert config items

It will be available in 24.2.0.

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:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2023-11-09 12:35:27 UTC