Issue 7185

Summary: implement user support functionality: warning types get users attention
Product: ui Reporter: lars <lars_o_hansen>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.0.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: FEATURE Latest Confirmation in: ---
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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 
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".