Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||fullscreen slide 'browsing' speed (rendering)|
|Component:||viewing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description plasmasam 2005-10-28 19:25:20 UTC
This enhancement should not be extremely hard to implement and would have a significant impact on usability of impress for presentations. THE PROBLEM: The slide 'swapping' or 'browsing' in fullscreen is much faster in OO 2.0 now than it was in 1.1.x, however still slow compared to powerpoint. I mean the delay when when the sandhour in the left bottom corner is being displayed and when the next slide is being pre-rendered in the background. The trouble is, you want, e.g., skip back 5 slides during the presentation to react on a question from publicum and it takes just too long to get there. If you experienced such situations you will understand, this is really a trouble. THE ENHANCEMENT: I got already some nice proposals during last email conversation with HTH: > Short-term solution: have a slide navigation menu, where you can directly > select the slide you want to jump to (please file an enhancedment issue, > if that's acceptable). Long-term solution: speed up rendering and make > rendering preemptable (which it currently isn't - the renderer simply does > not notice that the user has already clicked enough to be four slides > further). I think a kind of slide-navigation menu or widget could do the work. However, one has to find some decent way how that should look like - a pop-up listbox window showing +5/-5 slide icons or their titles (using UP/DOWN keys and ENTER to select) ? But implementing preemptable rendering could be efficient as well and might be not that complicated. What about checking at least between every object being rendered for a keypress and quit render process in that case ? Otherwise, multithreading would be necessary.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-10-31 08:06:01 UTC
Comment 2 thb 2005-11-02 11:57:58 UTC
Comment 3 thb 2008-06-04 13:40:40 UTC
Well, there's a context menu in slideshow now, that allows for quick slide navigation. @cl: could you please take this over, I'm swamped currently.
Comment 4 clippka 2008-06-06 09:31:03 UTC
there is the context menu, also there is the presenter consol extension for multiple monitor support. Keeping this issue as a reminder that we can always be faster...