Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||implement user support functionality: warning types get users attention|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||FEATURE||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description lars 2002-08-22 17:16:14 UTC
dialogue boxes or pop-up windows which require the user to click OK or cancel before he can continue editing are uncomfortable and often disturbing. A different technique is to perform the action but to fade in a "window" (a rectangular shaped area simply, like a tooltip) next to where the action took place in which the consquences are explained. this window also contains the undo icon and "don't show this warning for this type of action again" checkbox. There may also be placed other options in this window like changing some behaviour of the performed action like "adjust references to not dynamic" if the references were pasted dynamic, so that the user has the possibility here to afterwards achieve what he intended. there should also be an explanation of how to do it right in the future.
Comment 1 lars 2002-08-24 23:24:57 UTC
these windows should allow the user to continue working and should fade back after 5 secs (customizable in OOo preferences). When clicking somewhere on the window, it vanishes immediately. reason: when one has to do much work one might know what one does and so one wants to do it without interruptions; then thoses type of windows do not disturb and they have vanished after som time anyway. When wanting to read it, that takes usually max. around 5 sec.s, so one doesn't have to manually close it. That's also comfortable
Comment 2 lars 2002-08-25 01:06:53 UTC
ah yes, it should be transparent and a not too uneven rectangle (and the font size may be smaller than usual (perhaps a preference option?))
Comment 3 thorsten.martens 2002-08-26 08:51:06 UTC
TM->FT: A wish for a new feature, please have a look ! Thanks !
Comment 4 lars 2003-08-10 21:16:13 UTC
another situation where this is useful: in Calc: if you insert a new column, each cell in this column receives the format of its left neighbouring cell, like backgraound color or a border. This may be wanted or not. Using the suggested warning technique you can offer the user to give the new colum teh default format, do nothing, do this everytime and when it's transparent and only is active 3 secs, it doesn't hinder the user.
Comment 5 lars 2003-09-06 10:54:22 UTC
I'm changing components of some issues to ui ui from framework ui; am I right in doing so? not all: it'd be too much. Also I clarified some types from Feature to Enhancement
Comment 6 stefan.baltzer 2003-09-08 11:00:33 UTC
SBA: Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 7 lars 2003-09-12 16:38:02 UTC
issues which list this issue as an example for its usefulness: (order does not represent grade of usefulness for those cases): issue 17469, issue 7443, issue 6358, issue 7235, issue 7020, issue 8272, issue 16839, issue 7467, issue 7380, issue 7399, issue 18866
Comment 8 lars 2005-11-22 17:36:17 UTC
the suggestion in this issue might just be what SmartTags do in Ms Office, so this issue can be redefined as: implement Microsofts SmartTags
Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:57:15 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".