Issue 51333 - Add "Apply" button to dialogs "Tools-Options" and "Tools-Customize"
Summary: Add "Apply" button to dialogs "Tools-Options" and "Tools-Customize"
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 67133 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-06-29 05:19 UTC by edgardol
Modified: 2014-05-13 17:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description edgardol 2005-06-29 05:19:16 UTC
Please add an "Apply" button to the "Options" and "Customize" forms.
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2005-06-30 10:36:59 UTC
SBA: This VERY BRIEF enhancement request is about the two dialogs
"Tools-Customize" and "Tools-Options". I adjusted the summary accordingly. They
currently have these buttons:

<Ok> <Cancel> <Help> <Reset>

<Ok> <Cancel> <Help> <Back>

Reassigned to Requirements.
Comment 2 edgardol 2007-07-21 19:09:09 UTC
Any chance of having this feature in 2.3 ... maybe 2.4 ?
Comment 3 Olaf Felka 2007-07-21 22:20:27 UTC
No chance having this in 2.3. The due date of feature freeze has been passed.
Please don't change the version entry: We wnt to know for which version the
issue has been written. That it occurs in 2.2 also is simply logical. 
Comment 4 Mathias_Bauer 2007-12-04 16:45:01 UTC
I don't understand why this should be a "P2".
Comment 5 Mathias_Bauer 2008-01-07 10:55:52 UTC
target 3.x (can't be fixed until code freeze)
Comment 6 edgardol 2009-05-09 16:11:30 UTC
There are several other requests for "Apply" buttons dating back to 2001.
I'm posting this message in all of them.

Does anyone know an effective way to join them, to add the votes, to raise
visibility with developers ?

These are found looking for the word "Apply" in the subject:

2374 (ui) add Apply button in Options to avoid having to re-drill down
10173 (Drawing) Apply button to dialogs
15582 (Word processor) Implement 'Apply changes' option
24443 (Word processor) change button name of style catalog: ok -> apply
45396 (framework) "Apply" button in "Appearance" box
51333 (framework) Add "Apply" button to dialogs "Tools-Options" and
67133 (framework) apply button in options tab
67848 (Chart) add a button 'Apply' on the dialog 'Object Properties'

In the meantime, I hope you'd consider voting for all of them.

Comment 7 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-26 15:08:24 UTC
Changes are applied immediately - no need for Apply button.
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1571426
2014-02-25_04:10:58 - Rev. 1571555
Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-05-03 08:52:59 UTC
Seems an appropriate and useful feature request
What exactly do you mean with "Changes are applied immediately"
I am not sure whether you understood intention of this report.
Comment 9 Edwin Sharp 2014-05-03 16:59:18 UTC
1. File - New - Text Document
2. Tools - Customize... - Toolbars - for example uncheck in Toolbar Content - Commands - Document as Email... -> toolbar is immediately affected, program doesn't hold change and await confirmation with "Apply".
Comment 10 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-05-03 17:46:15 UTC
(In reply to Edwin Sharp from comment #9)
> program doesn't hold change and await confirmation with "Apply".

Yes, that's one what does not need an 'Apply', of course. But very most other changes currently only will be applied with OK 

Example: Calc Menu 'Tools -> Options -> Calc -> View -> Gridlines'), 

Example: Menu 'Tools -> Options -> OO -> General - Extended Tooltips'
If you check that one because you need Extended Tooltips for further settings, you will have to close the dialog after having checked and to reopen with 'Tools -> Options' before you can continue
The request of course is for those ones. 
And I think all these can't be Confirmed before we have a clear concept. What changes can and should be applied immediately (as your example), for what would an [Apply] button be useful (for example if changes cost much processor load or if you do not want to see any new value of a spin box value immediagely in the document or ...

So we currently only can collect UNCONFIRMED suggestions and hope that someone with talent will find the time to create a complete concept. 
I know about long pending thoughts at LibO, for example <>. I haven't a clue whether we have similar strategic planning in AOO
Comment 11 Edwin Sharp 2014-05-03 17:59:21 UTC
"someone with talent" hasn't accepted this issue in the last nine years.
What makes you think it will happen in the next nine years?
Comment 12 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-05-13 17:10:56 UTC
*** Issue 67133 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***