Issue 6632

Summary: Enhance features of OO Quick Starter tool
Product: General Reporter: cbelch <martin.styan>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: caiot1, issues, stp
Version: OOo 1.0.1   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 2000   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description cbelch 2002-07-29 15:03:54 UTC
Hi,
I am not sure if I have selected the correct component to enter this issue.  If 
not I apologise.

My users would like to know if there are any plans to enhance the quick starter 
tool so that you can add your own shortcuts to other programs.  They are so 
used to using the MS Office tool bar in this way that they would miss this 
facility if we were to start using Open Office.

Thanks,
Cheryl Belch
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2002-08-28 14:54:24 UTC
SBA: Changed component to framework as it affects all apps alike.
Reassigned to Christian.
Comment 2 Frank Schönheit 2002-09-11 15:34:06 UTC
Interesting idea. I think it would fit into the proposal Carsten
Driesner recently announced in discuss@ooo or users@ooo or
dev@framework.ooo (not sure at the moment):

http://framework.openoffice.org/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?dcID=536&action=download

This talks about integrating external components into the tools menu
and the tool box, I think integrating them into the quickstarter is a
logical consequence.

Cheryl, you may want to mention this in a response to Carstens posting
(where he asked for contributions and discussion). If you have trouble
finding it, please tell me, I could have a look myself ....
Comment 3 ingenstans 2002-09-11 18:29:40 UTC
I would very much like a recently used files section on the quickstarter, especially 
as documents opened OOo don't seem to register on the main Windows 2000 document 
menu. (thinks: is this a bug to report?)

The suggested method of adding in 
customisations is interesting, too. But would it mean that the iicons to launch 
individual programs could be added to toolbars? I think it should; but the proposal 
at present reads as if there would be one toolbar icon, launching a drop-down menu from 
which one made sub-selections. I think that's needlessly inflexible, though it 
works well for menus. But I might very well want to have one icon to launch my Pim, for 
example.
Comment 4 Frank Schönheit 2002-09-12 13:25:26 UTC
Cheryl,

http://api.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?msgId=399495&listName=dev
is the mail where the proposal was announced. I think it would have
fit into users@ooo as well, but ....

I think the author will have an open ear for your concerns :)

about adding the files to the system's "recently used files" list - I
think this is a bug. I darkly remember I heard about it, but do not
remember an IZ id ...

Frank
Comment 5 cbelch 2002-09-12 15:30:35 UTC
Hi Frank,

Thanks for the link!  I have had a look at the proposal and mailed 
Carsten with my thoughts.

Cheryl ;o)
Comment 6 carsten.driesner 2002-09-13 12:20:28 UTC
I would like to have this discussion in the newsgroup where I added 
my proposal so everybody can add his/her comments.

My proposal defines a way to integrate external components, that 
means uno components which implement special interfaces to extent 
the functionality of the Office. There was no intention to support 
external executables. There are some security issues which can arise 
supporting this. We already solved security issues that allowed bad 
documents to provide hyperlinks which executes "del *.*" on a 
certain folder.

As I mentioned in my proposal our approach is only a minor addition 
to the Office but makes it possible to provide uno component 
functions to user. I known that our approach is not the real 
flexible and fully customizeable user interface, that would solve 
all your requests. From our point of view this is not possible for 
OpenOffice 1.1 as our time frame limited. I hope that we can solve 
this for the next major OpenOffice version.
Comment 7 lohmaier 2002-10-31 19:05:31 UTC
*** Issue 4819 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 christian.jansen 2003-03-24 07:59:13 UTC
Reassiged to Bettina.
Comment 9 stp 2005-03-25 09:01:24 UTC
The quick starter OOo 2.0 seems to go in the opposite direction offering no
features.
Comment 10 brendel 2005-04-14 13:32:52 UTC
I#M also very astoiched that in OO2.0 beta 1.9.87) there seem to be no other
options with right-clicking on the quickstarter icon than "load at startup" or "
exit quickstarter". 
I could not find any information if menu items to open different components were
omitted in 2.0 consciously or if this is a bug, but I'm really missing this way
of opening a new document.
Comment 11 roselan 2008-05-19 10:25:17 UTC
I would love to see the ooo MRU inside the ooo quick launcher...
Comment 12 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:14:53 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".