Bug 90989 - Simplified options dialog
Summary: Simplified options dialog
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Options-Dialog
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Reported: 2015-05-01 09:54 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2018-10-25 02:56 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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VLC - Simple vs Advanced (205.15 KB, image/png)
2015-05-01 13:48 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-05-01 09:54:56 UTC
The design team in the past has decided to improve on the Tools > Options dialog by removing less used features from it.


I think that instead, a simplified options dialog should be created from scratch that would be geared towards the regular user (aka Benjamin), which has the option to be switched to advanced mode for more advanced user (aka Eve), resulting in showing the current options dialog.

I've seen this type of simple and advanced switch type options dialog in apps like VLC.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2015-05-01 11:39:59 UTC
+ 1
Looking forward to the design efforts ;)
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-05-01 13:48:44 UTC
Created attachment 115236 [details]
VLC - Simple vs Advanced
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2015-05-02 14:56:24 UTC
Comment on attachment 115236 [details]
VLC - Simple vs Advanced

Previous VLC had more levels, IIRC. "Master of the universe" was the setting to show each and every setting. I guess it was chosen quite often.
Comment 4 Yury 2015-05-03 05:16:46 UTC
The idea is good. How a simple prole makes sure this goes in?
Personally, I dislike some of the 'expert' options being taken away (#90801). Perhaps hidden in the 'expert dialog' they would be (more) safe from the purges.
Comment 5 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2015-05-05 22:46:27 UTC
This reminds me of something: https://clickortap.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/citrus-home-options1.png
Comment 7 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 05:49:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)