Issue 90336 - task pane wasts space, active section is to small
Summary: task pane wasts space, active section is to small
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 Beta
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2008-06-04 07:55 UTC by Regina Henschel
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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wasted space in task pane layout (22.43 KB, image/png)
2008-06-04 07:57 UTC, Regina Henschel
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Description Regina Henschel 2008-06-04 07:55:56 UTC
Only one section can be active in the task pane. But the others are shown as big
buttons and occupy the space that is needed badly for the active section.
Therefore you do not see a whole section but have to scroll in using it.

Proposal: Use buttons beneath the title bar to switch between the sections like
it is down in the style&formatting window.

I know, that I can switch of the sections with the "view"-dropdown. But that is
very unhandy and does not persist.
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2008-06-04 07:57:34 UTC
Created attachment 54225 [details]
wasted space in task pane layout
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2008-06-04 08:03:11 UTC
Comment 3 ajay184f 2010-06-05 19:37:19 UTC
[Ajay Balamurugadas, June 5th 2010]
Version: OOo-dev 3.3.0 DEV300m78 (Build: 9501)
OS: Win XP Professional SP3
Though the enhancement seems to help the user specially in ‘Custom Animation’ 
tab, there are at least three workarounds which are possible in the current 

1. The user can increase the width of the Tasks pane.
2. The user can undock the Tasks pane and expand its width without reducing the 
width of the slide.
3. The user can remove tasks which are not required in the Tasks pane.
At resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, the need for scrollbar arises with just six 
objects to be animated. 

At resolution of 800 x 600 pixels, the need for scrollbar is felt the most. 

At resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, it seems that there is enough space for each 
of the tabs.
In each of the above cases, the Impress window was expanded fully.

Having the current layout makes sure that the user is not forced to learn a new 
task. As the workarounds are easily available, I feel there is no need to 
implement this enhancement.