Command cleanup: Indicators and the status bar

While I’ve talked about the context bar, I failed to mention one important aspect of it: Indicators.

These are common contextual (i.e. appearing/disappearing based on the state of things) commands that are not related to the current selection, like “Save”, “Undo”, and “Paste”, and they sit at the right of the bar. Indicators take some load off the status bar, which, in today’s LibO, uses a “saved status” section that acts as a “Save” button on double-click (very non-standard behavior).

And that brings me to the status bar: it’s been drastically reduced in Citrus, consisting of only a zoom slider, a button for showing the toolbox that doubles as an “insertion mode” indicator, and textual indicators of the current state. If you hover over or click on the “Statistics” indicator, you get some more statistics:

Page style indication is left to the page fizz/context bar (which one gets by selecting a page), language indication is left to the text/paragraph context bars/fizz.

About these ads

2 thoughts on “Command cleanup: Indicators and the status bar

  1. Pingback: Citrus: Wave 2 | Click or Tap

  2. Pingback: Citrus: Overview | Click or Tap

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s