Bug 92171 - UX: Common sidebar experience for LibO Math
Summary: UX: Common sidebar experience for LibO Math
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 125931
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Formula-Editor Sidebar-New-Decks Elements-Pane
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Reported: 2015-06-19 01:03 UTC by Francisco
Modified: 2023-06-17 00:15 UTC (History)
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Description Francisco 2015-06-19 01:03:26 UTC
This is an enhancement request.

The sidebar of Math differs from other LibO component sidebar. In Writer, Calc, Draw, etc, the different elements of the sidebar are accessible through a button. On the other hand, the Math sidebar has a dropdown menu, with its different elements only in text form.

This makes searching for a specific element in the Math sidebar more tedious than the navigation through the sidebar of the rest of the components. The number of clicks to search for an option in Math is doubled with respect to the other scheme: in Math, you first must select the dropdown button, then click again the corresponding option. With the scheme in the rest of the LibO apps, only one click in the corresponding button is necessary.

My proposal is to have an element disposition of the Math sidebar analogue to the rest of the components of LibO. That is, buttons with a descriptive icon at right.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-06-19 19:59:29 UTC
Let's bounce this off the design team.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2015-06-19 20:36:46 UTC
I'd say it's not the usual sidebar at all. 
+1 for having it updated according the HIG (which is being in preparation).
Comment 3 Francisco 2015-06-19 21:31:20 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> I'd say it's not the usual sidebar at all. 
> +1 for having it updated according the HIG (which is being in preparation).

Indeed. My point is that the present status, IMHO, is suboptimal. And an approach analogue to the one in the standard sidebar (I mean, the one present in Writer, Calc, etc) could be an improvement.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-06-20 08:24:16 UTC
I guess this can be set to NEW, then.
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 05:49:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2017-08-01 12:05:21 UTC
The task has been added to https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design/Whiteboards; submitting a proposal for the redesign following https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design/SideBar is an easyhack. Keep needsUXEval until we come to a conclusion.
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2017-08-24 14:31:30 UTC
NeedsUXEval together with easyhack makes no sense, removing.
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2018-01-19 10:42:28 UTC
See also www.dmaths.org
Comment 9 V Stuart Foote 2019-06-15 14:16:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 125931 ***