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Bug 70460 - StartCenter: module icons are too small
Summary: StartCenter: module icons are too small
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: UX-Advise
: 70050 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Start-Center
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Reported: 2013-10-14 18:10 UTC by Jean-Baptiste Faure
Modified: 2014-07-24 18:45 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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screencopy of the new StartCenter (22.59 KB, image/png)
2013-10-14 18:10 UTC, Jean-Baptiste Faure
alternate mockup of StartCenter using composite icon and text button (77.06 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-10-14 22:46 UTC, V Stuart Foote
screencopy of the new new StartCenter (57.73 KB, image/png)
2013-11-16 21:13 UTC, Jean-Baptiste Faure

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Description Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-10-14 18:10:05 UTC
Created attachment 87617 [details]
screencopy of the new StartCenter

Please have a look at attached screencopy.
The six module icons do not follow the option defined in manu Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View.
The icons should have at least the same size as in the current StartCenter

There is a very large not used room in the toolbar containing these icons

The fact that the words Open and Templates are buttons should be made more clear.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 1 Arnaud Versini 2013-10-14 18:26:01 UTC
Confirmed on Ubuntu
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2013-10-14 22:46:24 UTC
Created attachment 87634 [details]
alternate mockup of StartCenter using composite icon and text button

Not too small, just the size last selected by dev to match UX white board.

And comments on the UX-Advise forum

Some substantive work still to be done on the UI, notably ability to toggle between the recent documents thumbnail view list and a "details" listing.

And on the Design forum had a solid Design mockup posted today that I think looks better than the icon based buttons that Krisztian has used for his GSoC project based on UX white board mockup.

I've uploaded the mockup JPEG submitted by Mateusz Zasuwik here. It shows an alternative with the UI Widget buttons implemented as other than icons.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2013-10-14 23:00:01 UTC
Sorry, copied one of the links twice.  Second should have been this UX-Advise thread for discussion thus far on the Widget layout for StartCenter:
Comment 4 Thomas Arnhold 2013-10-20 09:57:29 UTC
*** Bug 70050 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Thomas Arnhold 2013-10-20 09:59:57 UTC
I totally with Mateusz Zasuwiks idea. This would merge the old and new design and solve the problem with the tiny icons. This would look great!
Comment 6 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-11-16 21:13:13 UTC
Created attachment 89338 [details]
screencopy of the new new StartCenter

The new new StartCenter fixes this problem.

Best regards. JBF