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Hello Mirek, Kévin,

Mirek M. wrote on March 24, 2013 12:47 PM:
Perhaps this makes more sense for RTL cultures?
New on the right makes more sense to me, not only because of the way my culture draws time, but
also because it's more typical to have the constant part at the beginning and the variable part at
the end.

No, I've always used standard/LTR interfaces :)
In pretty much every other program current is on top and old is on bottom. Thus the logical 
precedence is current then old, hence current on the left and old on the right.
If you open 'Tools > Options > Colors > Edit' you will even see that it is currently implemented 
that way.

The "OK" button is still as confusing as an "Apply" button would be, as it still does nothing.
If you feel there absolutely must be a button, make it say "Close"

The OK button would hide the dialog as it does in any other dialog. Aesthetically I agree closing 
it by moving focus away without a button is better, but usability wise? I can't answer that.
Keep in mind that the custom colors popover won't be closed once you choose a color, unlike the 
normal color picker popover.

Mirek M. wrote on March 24, 2013 1:06 PM:
If we allow custom palettes (which we definitely should if we have a palette view), then it'd be
good to have a drop-down list of the palettes rather than a spatial view, or we could have both (a
drop-down with left+right arrows at the side).

Sure. I just added the arrows to show that it's changeable.

The color selection is identical to that in MS Office. It's not a requirement, but it's good for 
compatibility purposes (e.g. if a user loads an MS Office document and wants to reuse one of the 
color variants), so I'd keep it the way it is.

Fair enough, although I personally think it's suboptimal (I'd say %90 of users wouldn't need that 
extra shade even in MS Office).

A vote isn't a reliable way to discover what's best for the user.
A usability study, perhaps based on Inkscape, which includes views for both sliders and a wheel,
would be much more accurate.
Perhaps we should invite Bjorn Balazs to help us with that?

As Kévin said the color map wouldn't replace the sliders, it would either replace the wheel or be 
added as an alternate option (it's already implemented).
Inviting Bjorn seems like a wise idea, and not just for this specific issue.

Kévin PEIGNOT wrote on March 24, 2013 2:51 PM:
Gnome uses slightly rounded squares.
Right, even if I don't like that. However, we don't design for Gnome, but for LibreOffice, a cross
nplatform software

I agree with Kévin here.

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