Bug 65767 - Sub-Windows (Tables, Queries) equally sized to application window
Summary: Sub-Windows (Tables, Queries) equally sized to application window
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Base (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Base-UX
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Reported: 2013-06-14 20:14 UTC by Mike A. Fargo
Modified: 2020-03-09 13:27 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Mike A. Fargo 2013-06-14 20:14:57 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a table, query etc.
2. Open it

Current behavior:

A new (child/sub) window will open, covering the root window of
the base application (same size), education users to close windows to quit views.

Expected behavior:

Especially when the root window is maximized, the view windows should not be full screen. Especially when the root window is not full sized, child windows should be positioned in a cascading way to make clear that a seperate window has been created.

New users dare not close those covering sub windows, as they might be afraid to close the application itself.

Later, users will tend to close windows in order to leave the current view, but this will lead to situations where the root window is closed by mistake.

A more intuitive dimensioning of windows could possibly be supported by "close" buttons to be added to views or tables.


BTW: I can't create queries in a way that field values could be edited.               
Operating System: Debian
Version: release
Comment 1 Robert Großkopf 2013-06-15 19:36:52 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
Nothing to write about window-size. Could be there are too many wishes - I have heard from many people who wish, that the Main-window of Base should disappear when a form is opened ...
> BTW: I can't create queries in a way that field values could be edited. 

Could you ask for this problem in the German mailinglist or in a forum 
http://de.openoffice.info/viewforum.php?f=8 or 

Short answer: The query has to include the primary-key of each table, which is included in the query.
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-12-24 03:03:07 UTC
Component is ux-advise, so setting Status -> NEW.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2016-08-07 08:57:35 UTC
Modal dialogs, such as Create Table, Create Query, are scaled fullsize (window style maximized). System default is to have a scaled and cascading window, that has to be respected, just as Mike says.

Sounds to me like an EASYHACK. Maybe someone has codepointers... -> NEEDINFO
Comment 4 jani 2016-08-08 09:00:27 UTC
Also missing keyword difficulty<foo>
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-27 10:36:10 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 jani 2016-10-25 13:30:24 UTC
no easyhack
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-10-26 08:09:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Xisco Faulí 2020-03-09 13:27:57 UTC
Please add keyword 'needsUXEval' and CC 'libreoffice-ux-advise@lists.freedesktop.org' if input from UX is needed.