Framework/Specification/Customize MenuAndContextMenuDialog

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Context menu and menu customization dialog

Specification Status
Author Carsten Driesner (cd)
Last Change 25. Nov 2010
Status (Help) Preliminary


The customization dialog for menus is not that intuitive as it could be. Thanks to the work from Ariel Constenla-Haile during the Internship 2010 context menus are now also customizable by XML files. Therefore a better design which covers context menus and menu bar customization is needed.


Reference Document Check Location (URL)
Prerequisites done
Product Requirement, RFE, Issue ID (required) available i115794
Accessibility Check (required) not done yet See accessibility section for check list
Test case specification (required) not available yet
IDL Specification does not apply
Software Specification Rules open
Other, e.g. references to related specs, Product Concept Document none
Release Roadmap OOo 3.4


Role Name E-Mail Address
Developer Ariel Constenla-Haile
Carsten Driesner (mentoring)
Quality Assurance Torsten Martens
Documentation Uwe Fischer
User Experience Frank Loehmann

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronym / Abbreviation Definition
<WYSIWYG> <What You See Is What You Get>


There are several users who want to customize their work environment to their needs. Currently users can change the menu bar, toolbars and the status bar. Context menus are not available for customization although they provide easy access to context dependent functions.

Detailed Specification

Customize context menus.png

'Current Menu' is a read-only edit control which only shows the current sub-menu name.

Customize menus.png

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