On Windows, deeper menu structures are common in the start menu. Thus I suggest to add a subfolder "LibreOffice Community" with links to helpful resources.
- LibreOffice folder
-- LibreOffice Writer
-- LibreOffice Calc
-- LibreOffice Community
--- User-to-User Support (link to ask.libreoffice.org)
--- LibreOffice wiki (link to the TDF wiki)
--- LibreOffice Users chat (link to user freenode webchat)
--- News from the Community (link to planet.documentfoundation.org)
Bugzilla/BSA should not be there -- someone who knows nothing about these things will not be very happy about the response there (e.g. because of incomplete report for inexperience etc.). Better he/she learns about bugzilla on ask.libreoffice.orhg
If the ux-advise team is ok with this, it likely can be turned into an Easy Hack.
Setting to Enhancement and as NEW.
But, I am not sure this makes a lot of sense. Especially with the elimination of the Start Menu with Windows 8 onward (still there but deeply suppressed).
If this were to go anywhere, I would think that onto the general use Help menu and available to all OS implementations.
+1 for VSF suggestions (general Help menu + all OS)
wrt all OS: e.g. on Linux there is no deep menu structure: there is a (distro/desktop-defined) top level "category", were LibreOffice falls in "Office" or "Productivity" and there are no further subfolders below.
Like Stuart, I am not sure this request is very useful.
+ Afaik, Microsoft generally does not like the developer habit of using the
start menu to link to web pages, uninstallers etc.
+ Windows 8 now has a Start screen that only supports one level of
+ On Linux, Björn's comment 3 applies.
+ On OS X, there is no such thing as a menu, just a dock & an application
Seems like a better idea to me to update http://qa.libreoffice.org/feedback
with links to the wiki and chat.
The libreoffice.org already contains plenty of news, so no need to link to that, imho.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Seems like a better idea to me to update http://qa.libreoffice.org/feedback
> with links to the wiki and chat.
> The libreoffice.org already contains plenty of news, so no need to link to
> that, imho.
So hiding this below "Help" doesnt benefit us much, but in the fancy new start center we have:
|Help | Extensions |
in the lower left corner. How about making that:
| Get Involved |
| Feedback |
| Help | Extensions |
with "Get Involved" linking to http://www.libreoffice.org/community/get-involved/ and feedback linking to http://qa.libreoffice.org/feedback. Putting "Get Involved" on the top would be quite essential to raise awareness of this being a community effort and helping users to get out of a pure consumer mindset ...
So is 2015 finally the year of LibO?
Kidding. I like the idea.
Agree with Bjorn this should be included in Windows in the start menu as i've seem many applications do the same thing and Windows XP and Windows 7 have a larger user base than Windows 8 and Windows 10 brings back the start menu as it was before.
Including it in the help is also a good idea as there is more than enough space as it only has 5 entries.
Please add keyword 'needsUXEval' and CC 'email@example.com' if input from UX is needed.