Issue 67133 - apply button in options tab
Summary: apply button in options tab
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 51333
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-07-07 22:20 UTC by theusers
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:01 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description theusers 2006-07-07 22:20:31 UTC

dont you think ooo needs an apply button in the options tab?

Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2006-07-08 00:12:58 UTC
Hello theusers, there seems to be something wrong with this isssue. Component is
"el" which means "Greek native language". Are you sure?

I cannot understand your issue. Which modul? Which dialog? Please give a step by
step description, see guide
Comment 2 theusers 2006-07-08 14:28:01 UTC
it went by mistake to 'el'

but the issue is valid as is

there should be an 'apply' button to the 'options' tab (tools menu > options)

the 'apply' button appears in mumerous applications' options tab

who needs more explanation? who doesnt realize its importance? 

msword doesnt have it, it may be a matter of stability or whatever

nomatterwhat, it is common in numerous software
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2006-07-08 15:21:05 UTC
I will change Component to framework.
Comment 4 Regina Henschel 2006-07-08 15:25:44 UTC
All pages under Tools > Options have got an OK-button. Should the Apply-Button
be there in addition and if yes, what shoud it do? Or do you want the term
'Apply' in stead of 'OK'?
Comment 5 theusers 2006-07-09 09:51:11 UTC
the term, or how the 'ok' button will be called ('ok' or 'apply') is not the 

I want a NEW button, that will be called 'apply', that will implement the 
changes maded in 'options' tab, without closing the 'options' tab (the 'ok' 
button implements the changes and closes the 'options' tab)

its in numerous applications, an example is under WindowsXP in Control Panel > 
Internet Options tab, where there is an 'apply' button apart from the 'ok' and 
'cancel' ones

the function of the 'apply' button in ooo will be the same as in the 'Internet 
Options' example above

Comment 6 Regina Henschel 2006-07-09 11:16:16 UTC
description is clear now
Comment 7 Olaf Felka 2006-07-10 08:09:45 UTC
Comment 8 lvanderree 2007-02-16 10:34:50 UTC
I am missing this option too!

Very big usability flaw in my eyes. You can't make any adjustments, without 
seeing the results.

Maybe it is even nicer to trigger an apply immediately after you make an 
adjustment in a control. (E.G. when you change the indent of a paragraph you 
should see result already when you changed the number in the settings window, 
so before you press apply, let alone OK). When you press Cancel you should of 
course undddddo these changes in the "preview"
Comment 9 thejulk 2008-10-06 14:38:41 UTC
I personaly believe that an apply button is missing on several places, please
add loads of them. Specially when working in Impress.
Comment 10 edgardol 2009-05-09 16:14:47 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 11 tnetter 2010-01-22 09:15:25 UTC
I'd like to see an Apply button in every dialog that enables a user to modify
parameters so as to enable users to quickly try different values and immediately
see how that changes the selected text or image.

Using OpenOffice I find myself constantly going back and forth between those
dialogs via menus and submenus just because there is no Apply button. This is
therefore a very serious usability issue. It sometimes makes me very upset.

I therefore ASK WITH FORCE that OpenOffice developers add Apply buttons to as
many dialog boxes as they can.
Thank you.

Comment 12 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-05-03 08:55:40 UTC
DUP of "Issue 51333 - Add "Apply" button to dialogs "Tools-Options" and "Tools-Customize""?
Comment 13 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-05-13 17:10:56 UTC
Closing issue as DUP due to reporter's inactivity.

Please feel free to reopen this Bug if you find out that the problem still exists in the latest public release of AOO and if you can provide requested additional information. We need a test kit (Attachment here in the Bug report) and a detailed step by step instruction how to reproduce your problem, for details please see <>!

Please feel free to reopen this Bug if you find evidence that we have an independent issue here  (for example because the fix for the other bug does not work for you).

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 51333 ***