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Re: [libreoffice-design] Writer background image - contest! :-)
- Subject: Re: [libreoffice-design] Writer background image - contest! :-)
- From: "Mirek M." <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:56:05 +0200
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
2012/4/19 Jan Holesovsky <email@example.com>
> Hi Mirek,
> On 2012-04-19 at 14:17 +0200, Mirek M. wrote:
> > So I propose this instead: let's work on finding the right colors and/or
> > gradients for the LibreOffice chrome, and let's also use a custom theme
> > Windows Vista/7, as the native theme looks awful (bad enough that not
> > Microsoft's own applications use it).
> I appreciate what you are saying, but please note that even the most
> trivial custom chrome needs some serious programming work, in addition
> to the designing work. Would be great if somebody took the time, and
> hacked all those Windows-95-like scrollbars, buttons, etc. that you can
> see when you run without the Windows theming. But that is some serious
> hacking work, not to mention the design work you would have to provide.
Would it not be even possible to change the design without changing
How about having a custom skin for Windows, one different from the default
> I'd love to see that happen - but I unfortunately cannot spend my time
> on that :-( If you know of an interested hacker, I'll handhold him
> through the oddities of the vcl code to make that happen; but I haven't
> managed to find anybody as of now - and I tried (via blog posts and GSoC
> > That includes the background behind
> > documents, the background of the status bar, the look of separators, the
> > look of the toolbars and the menu bar (Windows-only).
> > What do you think? Should I start a whiteboard for this?
> Let's start simple - please propose what _easy_ changes can we do to
> achieve better look. Easy changes include:
> - background for the Writer window (be it a solid color, or a picture)
Made a whiteboard for this .
> - differently laid out toolbars (removal or addition of things there)
Tweaked my own whiteboard for this . (My proposal may not make much
sense on it now, I'll change it soon.)
Could you look at my overflow menu idea  (as seen on Google+ )? I
believe it would allow us to streamline the UI without frustrating power
users. How hard would it be to develop?
> - hiding / showing things by default (like, hide the ruler, status bar,
> some toolbar, etc.)
You already know about the status bar revamp whiteboard .
It'd be acceptable to hide the ruler by default -- it's very easy to get
> This could actually lead to results - when people see what's going on,
> more can join, and we'll be able to do more radical changes.
> But please - let's start small, and without too much overhead :-) How
> does that sound?
> Thank you,
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|[libreoffice-design] Writer background image - contest! :-)||Jan Holesovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Re: [libreoffice-design] Writer background image - contest! :-)||"Mirek M." <email@example.com>|
|Re: [libreoffice-design] Writer background image - contest! :-)||Jan Holesovsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
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