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Bug 62385 - Use native OS X drop-down menus in combo boxes
Summary: Use native OS X drop-down menus in combo boxes
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
unspecified
Hardware: Other Mac OS X (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: MacOS-Wishlist 62396
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Reported: 2013-03-15 21:23 UTC by Emir Sarı
Modified: 2019-02-02 16:09 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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2013-08-26 08:01 UTC, Tor Lillqvist
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Description Emir Sarı 2013-03-15 21:23:26 UTC
Hello,

Currently Libreoffice uses its own drop down menus, which are small in diameter, and sometimes it is really hard to find stuff in it (especially in crowded menus like Calc currency select). 

Instead LO could use native OS X drop down menus, which looks aesthetically more pleasing, and easy to use because of the expansion capabilities.
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme 2013-03-19 03:30:00 UTC
Marking "NEW" as it's a valid enhancement request.
Comment 2 Tor Lillqvist 2013-08-26 08:01:17 UTC
Created attachment 84631 [details]
screenshot

You mean the menu one gets in Calc through Format>Cells..., then select "Currency" in the "Category" column, then clicking on the "$ Default" button, right? I am sure it is not native, right, few things in LibreOffice are, but I don't find it especially crowded? See this screenshot from LO 4.1.0.4.
Comment 3 Emir Sarı 2013-08-26 09:00:13 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Created attachment 84631 [details]
> screenshot
> 
> You mean the menu one gets in Calc through Format>Cells..., then select
> "Currency" in the "Category" column, then clicking on the "$ Default"
> button, right? I am sure it is not native, right, few things in LibreOffice
> are, but I don't find it especially crowded? See this screenshot from LO
> 4.1.0.4.

It is not crowded, but when I opened this bug, they were all very small in diameter, like limited to 6-7 entries like it currently is in AOO, now they have more space to show menu entries, but still not native. 

Well, surely not a loss of functionality, but merely an aesthetic enhancement request. Also native menus allow to show more entries definitely.
Comment 4 Tor Lillqvist 2013-08-26 09:05:18 UTC
Sure, but "going native" is a bigger thing, why just drop-down menus, we should be using native everything;)
Comment 5 Emir Sarı 2013-12-25 10:25:50 UTC
I wonder, changing OS X dialog boxes from .ui to .xib would achieve this?
Comment 6 Tor Lillqvist 2013-12-25 14:53:23 UTC
Sure. Plus all the related code changes of course;)
Comment 7 Emir Sarı 2013-12-26 08:00:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> Sure. Plus all the related code changes of course;)

I am already trying to get familiar with xCode, I'd love to assist in converting the dialogs, if needed in the future.
Comment 8 Tor Lillqvist 2013-12-26 10:27:02 UTC
Any "conversion" of dialogs from .ui to something directly usable by a system API on some platform should surely be done programmatically, not manually in an IDE.