Issue 113746 - Remove the font context menu
Summary: Remove the font context menu
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOO330m1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
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Blocks: 111726
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Reported: 2010-08-09 13:27 UTC by eric.savary
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:52 UTC (History)
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Description eric.savary 2010-08-09 13:27:31 UTC
Proposal to remove the font menu from the context menu.

- Technical limitations: because of performance problems we had to reduce the
amount of fonts displayed in the this menu (issue 61775).

Which systematic did we use to choose which fonts should be displayed?
-> the first 100 entries sorted alphabetically.
This means on a system with hundred*s* of fonts that fonts like Symbol, Times
new Roman or Windings (rather common fonts) won't be displayed because there
name is out of "Top 100" list. Useless.

- Missing features (or bugs) we won't implement (fix):

a) Such a context menu cannot have a preview like the toolbar font menu.
Looking for a suiting typeface without preview is awkward.

b) The menu entries cannot be reached by typing the first letter of the font
name. Reaching entries via keyboard input is essential in long lists.

Final small argument: cluttering the display with such a huge menu is ugly.

We should have a look on the usage tracking on this menu.
I suppose the amount is not very high.