Bug 66447 - Window>Freeze/Split: rename and move to View menu
Summary: Window>Freeze/Split: rename and move to View menu
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2013-07-01 09:52 UTC by kolAflash
Modified: 2015-07-30 19:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description kolAflash 2013-07-01 09:52:45 UTC
In Calc:

Why are Freeze and Split placed in the Window menu? I think the Window menu is only for managing windows but not for document internal settings that can be saved to the document. Users won't expect actions to modify a documents view in the Window menu.

I suggest to move both to the View menu.

Additionally I suggest to rename them to "Freeze lines/rows" and "Split lines/rows". Without renaming it isn't clear what will be freezed or splitted.

And because selecting "Freeze" will automatically deselect "Split" (and also the other way around) I suggest to use radio-buttons instead of check-boxes. Maybe both should be put into a new sub-menu of View. Structure:

- Split
- Freeze
- None
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2013-07-01 10:50:53 UTC
Thanks for your report and the ideas.
Are you willing to bring this to the UX list, to discuss it?

I set the version to 3.3.0 - the current situation is there as long as LibreOffice exists.

Regards - Cor
Comment 2 kolAflash 2013-07-01 11:29:04 UTC
@Cor Nouws

Thanks you. I just don't have so much time right now, also because I already have too much mailinglists too care about. That's why I'll leave it as a bug report for now. But if anybody likes: Please take the topic to the mailinglist.
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-07-30 19:19:20 UTC
This was fixed as part of the menu reorganization in bug 91820, so both have moved to the view menu and freeze was renamed to 'Freeze Rows and Columns' and split was renamed to 'Split Window'.