Issue 81255 - When a context- or sub-menu has no usable submenus, gray it out
Summary: When a context- or sub-menu has no usable submenus, gray it out
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3.0 RC1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 7 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: usability
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Reported: 2007-09-04 14:16 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2013-02-07 21:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description raindrops 2007-09-04 14:16:22 UTC
In the context menu, there are some options that have no submenus.
The only thing you see is <No selection possible> in gray.

In such case, showing the menu option itself is wasteful. Gray it out.

1. Insert a shape (e.g. smiley)
2. Select it and r-click. Check out the "alignment" menu. It has no options.
In this case, it would be better to either remove that option or to gray it out.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-09-04 16:22:18 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2007-09-05 13:23:26 UTC
@CD: AFAIK, we cannot change this.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2007-09-05 14:20:34 UTC
Comment 4 carsten.driesner 2007-09-05 14:29:44 UTC
cd: This issue must be discussed with mmp, who is reponsible for our menus. From
my point of view this would be a good idea as we already do it for the menu bar.
Target must be discussed with user experience team.
Comment 5 jogi 2008-09-05 11:59:37 UTC
Also the menus (main) have sub menus (format) where sub-entries are not usable
at that time but they are not greyed out (Format/Arrange)...
Comment 6 jogi 2008-09-05 12:00:15 UTC
changed to framework as component
Comment 7 edeku 2008-09-05 12:06:12 UTC
Please, don't remove submenus, but gray it out.
Comment 8 bitsfritz 2008-09-06 01:20:18 UTC
I'd also like to see grayed "masters" on gray "slaves" in favour of hiding them.