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At 03:47 18-1-2012, Andrew Pullins wrote:
Im for the one button being a drop down, iv been wanting this to be one
button for some time. to me the slider/button with a slider drop down
sounds like a bad idea.

My main concern is whether new UI widgets are keyboard accessible and screen reader accessible. A slider is a bit more complex for a screen reader user.

A more general question raised by all those toolbar buttons: how can we modify the UI to encourage the correct use of styles (as opposed to direct ad-hoc styling)? Does anybody have ideas about that?

Best regards,


On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Bhaavan Merchant <> wrote:

> So far, in LibreOffice, there are three buttons for line spacing. These are
> 1, 1.5, and 2.0 . However, I feel that since these are all performing
> similar task, and will never be used simultaneously, they need to be
> changed from their button form. Alternatives are, something like a drop
> down menu (like the one for font size), two-buttoned approach (Increase
> linespacing and decrease linespacing) or a slider bar which you can adjust
> to change the line spacing value.
> In my opinion, the slider menu will be most ideal.
> However, looking at the negatives, a slider menu occupies more space than
> buttons. For this, we could instead have a line spacing button, and on
> click, it reveals a vertical slider which can then be adjusted to set the
> linespacing.

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