[upstream] OpenOffice quickstarted shouldn't have a notification icon

Bug #230196 reported by Lionel Dricot on 2008-05-14
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
OpenOffice
Unknown
Low
openoffice.org (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: openoffice.org

As the name suggests, the notification area should be used for notification, not as a permanent bloated icon panel. ( see http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/2.0/desktop-notification-area.html )

If you use OpenOffice often enough, you want it to load fast so you might want to use the OpenOffice quickstart option. But why oh why this implies that you also want an icon in your notification area ? There is no intuitive link between the concept of quickstart and notification area and this is a flagrant violation of the Gnome HIG.

Having an icon in the notification area should be another option and not be related to the quickstart.

Upstream probably won't care that is a violation of the Gnome HIG since OOo isn't a Gnome application but I will forward the bug to them.

Thanks,

Chris Cheney

Changed in openoffice.org:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

I've sent this report to http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=94498 ; thanks for reporting.

Changed in openoffice:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown

this report has been filed here:

https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+bug/230196

"As the name suggests, the notification area should be used for notification,
not as a permanent bloated icon panel. ( see
http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/2.0/desktop-notification-area.html )

If you use OpenOffice often enough, you want it to load fast so you might want
to use the OpenOffice quickstart option. But why oh why this implies that you
also want an icon in your notification area ? There is no intuitive link between
the concept of quickstart and notification area and this is a flagrant violation
of the Gnome HIG.

Having an icon in the notification area should be another option and not be
related to the quickstart."

Thanks you,

Changed in openoffice:
status: Unknown → New
Vish (vish) on 2010-04-22
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2010-05-14
tags: added: hardy
Vish (vish) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue, in the default Ubuntu install, that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. So this bug can't be addressed as part of this project.

- This option is turned off by default and to use the Quickstarter icon , the user is explicitly turning it on. Not a bug affecting the default setup.
For further information about papercuts criteria, please read https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaperCut.

Don't worry though, this bug has been marked as "Invalid" only in the papercuts project.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Triaged → Invalid
tags: added: trayaway
removed: hardy
Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) wrote :

FYI, please note Bug #562027 about QS preventing shutdown/reboot/logout would be that much harder to troubleshoot if the notification icon is gone. I am not saying it must stay (in fact I have no opinion) but both issues are related IMO.

Greg A (etulfetulf) on 2010-11-04
summary: - [upstream] [hardy] OpenOffice quickstarted shouldn't have a notification
- icon
+ [upstream] OpenOffice quickstarted shouldn't have a notification icon
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix

[This is an automated message.]
There are no new official OpenOffice.org releases in Ubuntu packaging anymore => Won't Fix

If the problem persists, please mark this bug as "also affects project Libreoffice" or "also affects distribution Libreoffice (Ubuntu)" if that has not happened already.

Please leave references to upstream OpenOffice.org bugs in place to allow cross pollination.

I do not plan to work on this anytime soon => resetting to the default assignee

systray Quickstarter requires an icon by definition.
For improved loading time:
http://the11throck.wordpress.com/2008/01/12/make-openoffice-startup-faster/

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2014-09-16
Changed in openoffice:
status: New → Unknown
no longer affects: hundredpapercuts
Changed in openoffice:
importance: Unknown → Low
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