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From RGB ES <>
Subject Re: [UX] - Design Exploration - Dockable Task Pane (Sidebar) - Tab User Interface Design
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:02:26 GMT
2012/11/1 Andre Fischer <>

> On 01.11.2012 09:59, Kevin Grignon wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I've been exploring design alternatives for adding navigation tabs to the
>> docked task pane.
>> See:
>> Exploration_-_Docked_Task_**Pane_Container_-_Tab_User_**Interface_Design<>
> We should keep in mind that there are not only UX changes involved here.
>  I see three areas to work on:
> 1. UX.  Look and feel.  Kevin has made the first step in this area.
> 2. Programming framework.  There is already a UNO API for plugable sidebar
> controls in general.  There is a C++ framework for the side bar used in
> Impress.  These different approaches should be unified and extended to be
> usable by all AOO applications and by extension developers.
> 3. Sidebar content.  At the moment I only know the sidebar in AOO Impress
> (implemented a large part of it myself) and the Symphony sidebar.

You can dock the stylist, the navigator, the gallery and the old "fontwork
tool" to have a sort of sidebar on all AOO components.


> I think that we want the sidebar for AOO Writer and Calc, too, and have to
> think about what to put into it.  Here we can learn and copy a lot from
> Symphony.
> -Andre

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