Bug 41564 - : user-friendly bug submission: outline of selected component
Summary: : user-friendly bug submission: outline of selected component
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Master old -3.6
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Loic Dachary
Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2011-10-07 09:37 UTC by Kevin Hunter
Modified: 2011-10-08 08:26 UTC (History)
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Description Kevin Hunter 2011-10-07 09:37:46 UTC
Problem description: 

When a user mouses over one of the icons, it is outlined with a faded green.  After they've selected a component, however, and moved the mouse away, the description stays, but the faded green outline goes away.

Suggestion: keep the faded green outline, perhaps changing the color to a blue to indicate it's been selected.

In the same vein, if the user selects one, then mouses over another icon, the description should update to the newly moused-over icon, but return to the selected icon after the mouse leaves the icon area.  You could also throw in a description-border color change.

Minor usability suggestions, take 'em or leave 'em.
Comment 1 Loic Dachary 2011-10-08 03:22:49 UTC

I like the result, thank you for explaining a detailed user interaction. I did not implement "You could also throw in a description-border color change." because I was not sure when and how to do that.
Comment 2 Kevin Hunter 2011-10-08 08:26:41 UTC
My description border change idea was probably a little much.  It's sometimes difficult to fully visualize ideas without interaction.  I'd say that the mouse over behavior now is good: it's obvious what I've selected, and if I mouse over another option it's obvious that it relates what I've just moused over.