Issue 41373 - Button to *return* from full screen view says "Full Screen"
Summary: Button to *return* from full screen view says "Full Screen"
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m74
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-01-26 13:35 UTC by colm.smyth
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description colm.smyth 2005-01-26 13:35:04 UTC
This is confusing. A clearer text would be "Exit Full Screen view", "Return to
WIndow View" or simply "Window View".

SO7 had "Full Screen On/Off" which was better but ambiguous.

For comparison, Windows Media Player uses an icon. Word Viewer uses "Close Full
Comment 1 e.matthis 2005-01-28 16:31:30 UTC
This string was changed when the menu and toolbars texts were centralized and
synchronized for text consistency and better performance (the software is now
faster due to this merge). 

The only solution that would not cost us performance is to adapt the Menu entry
to read, e.g. "Full Screen On/Off" instead of "Full Screen". This is not
necessarily good as menu entry so it must be considered along with other ideas. 

Technically speaking, when in full screen mode, the button on the toolbar that
is visible is "pressed" (white) and therefore active. When you want to leave the
mode, you "unpress" it. Unfortunately this technically correct situation is not
visible to the user because there are no other buttons to compare it with to
really see that it is "pressed".

Retargeting to Office Later because too low priority
Comment 2 e.matthis 2005-02-27 19:18:34 UTC
Comment 3 e.matthis 2005-07-12 16:59:54 UTC
liz->MMP: for lack of a better solution, I suggest changing the string back to
"Full Screen On/Off" like it was in SO7/OOo1.1
But it requires a UI change (spec?) so the little floating "toolbar" with the
on/off text can have a separate text from the menu item "Full Screen" (GErman:
Ganzer Bildschirm). IIRC you were interested in finding a more usable
solution/text for this feature anyway, therefore assigning to you.

FYI, in the past SO/OOo also said "Gesamtbild" in German, other products say
"Ganzer Bildschirm" or "Ganze Bildschirmansicht ein/aus" or even "Vollbild".
Comment 4 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 10:18:12 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.