I believe the use of the word 'sidebar' in the start center isnt correct as the sidebar should only be used for the right tab panel found in the apps.
Not seeing an issue.
The string gets translated for localization, and it is completely unambiguous in a Start Center empty of thumbnail previews what is being referred to.
As that is the only time the Welcome message shows, it is not a UI/UX issue.
I'm asking what the app launcher panel on the left of the start center should be called, as i dont think it should be called a sidebar.
(In reply to Yousuf (Jay) Philips from comment #2)
> I'm asking what the app launcher panel on the left of the start center
> should be called, as i dont think it should be called a sidebar.
Why would we change it, what else could it be called?
It is a sidebar, just not our SideBar GUI mashup that is only present when one of the modules is active.
I guess we could say -- "Use the **menu buttons** to open or create a document", but do we really gain anything doing that?
I would change the text to avoid referring to the button bar of the Start Center. That is what I did when I translated it into Spanish (as I have never liked its wording in the first place).
Adolfo Jayme Barrientos committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#93060 Start Center: Update this string to dodge problematic term
It will be available in 5.2.0.
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(In reply to Commit Notification from comment #5)
> tdf#93060 Start Center: Update this string to dodge problematic term
I've mixed feelings about a change to the welcome screen's subtext becoming "Drop a document here or pick an app from the left side to create one.".
It seems overly busy and there really was no issue with referring to the button bar as a sidebar, but guess it is a mute point now.
To mitigate the “busy-ness” you mention, I would do away with that “Welcome to LibreOffice” thing… It’s another example of UI copy text introduced as a mere decoration (is it really that people forget what program have they just opened? To me, that label is superfluous).