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From Rory O'Farrell <>
Subject Re: Confusion between Macs and the rest of the world?
Date Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:48:40 GMT
On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:44:46 +0200
Raphael Bircher <> wrote:

> Hi
> Am 13.09.12 10:34, schrieb Rory O'Farrell:
> > In most implementations of OpenOffice the configuration information is accessed
through /Tools /Options. On a Mac, this information is accessible through Preferences.  This
other path causes great confusion for Mac users when the problem advisor does not notice the
use of the different operating system.  
> >
> > Is there any reason why Macs use that path, and would it be possible to use the
conventional /Tools /Options path on new builds, instead of, or as well as, the usual Preferences
path on Macs?
> >
> Mac has UI Guide Lines who are much stronger then on many other Systems.
> One of this Guide line is to keep any settings in the Preferences. It's
> on the same places on any Mac Programm. You confuse all experianced Mac
> Users, if you change this.
> So a big -100 from my side.
> We should maybe create a Tutorial about the differences.
> Greetings Raphael
Thank you for the explanation, Raphael.  Would it be a good idea to provide _as well_ the
standard /Tools /Options?  Then Mac users would have the best of both worlds!

Rory O'Farrell <>

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