Convert Floating Windows to System Windows

Date: 02/28/2002

Author: Frank Loehmann

Status: Draft

Task ID: 96979

Today's Situation

StarOffice does not use system controls, dialogs, etc. Due to this floating windows like the Stylist, Navigator and floating toolboxes (toolbars) can not be moved outside the application window of SO/OO today. (please see screen shot below) This was also true for dialogs and application menus in the past (So 5.2).

Proposed solution

StarOffice / OO will use system windows also for floating windows.

This solution will also solve some accessibility requirements, because moving and resizing floating windows and toolbars via keyboard is then covered by the systems own mechanism.(Alt+Space shows up the windows menu)