+1 to Virgil's comments.
Joe Conner, Poulsbo, WA USA
On 10/11/2015 02:24 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
On 10/11/2015 02:37 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
+1 to both points.
The UI issue is cropping up more often but many people, get over their
initial dislike and prefer the return to sanity because it makes it
to find things and easier to learn new stuff.
UI changes frustrate me to no end. I tend to commit to learning a
given piece of software so that its commands become second nature.
Back in the days of DOS, I was a PC-Write wizard, having learned the
old Wordstar Ctrl-key combinations and PC-Write's function key
combinations. Certainly, the multi-tasking GUI's of Windows and Linux
simply do more things, but I've never found any program with which I
could match my productivity with PC-Write (in terms of just getting
One frustration I've noticed recently is with LO's "Sidebar." In the
past, I had my paragraph styles locked in a Sidebar. Now, the Styles
box shares the Sidebar with the Properties, Gallery, and Navigator
boxes, and when I open a new file, it defaults to the Properties box
(a la AOO), when I *want* the Styles box. So, with every document, I
now have to click on the Styles icon in the Sidebar. I've looked
everywhere to find a way to make "Styles" the default Sidebar box, but
with no luck. To, me this was a totally unnecessary UI "improvement."
If I could echo Andreas with a message to the developers. Please stop
making changes just to make changes. Every UI change forces the user
to change the way s/he uses the program, and those changes affect our
personal performance and productivity, at least until we learn the new
system. Yes, once the new UI is learned, it, too, becomes second
nature, but I've rarely found a new UI to improve performance so much
as to justify its replacement of the older way of working.
Joshua 24:15 .... "as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
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