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About the project

FLUX UI, or FLUX User Interface, is a user interface design proposal for OpenOffice.org initially developed by Joshua Martin, Stephan Ruben, and Mikko Lehmitsolo but whose development has grown to be a community effort. The ongoing mantra, or constitution, of the development process has been the three statements as follows:

  • The document is the most important UI element.
  • Don't show the user what he/she doesn't need at the moment (context sensitivity).
  • Don't focus on a single UI element (i.e. Ribbon, Menus, Tabs) - use a hybrid of elements so that the information is displayed in the most appropriate way.

Contact Us or Contribute

Anyone is welcome to contribute. Your comments and questions will reach us at either e-mail address, and are more likely to be considered than contacting us individually.

Communication Channel Address Information
  • Contact just the flux group

  • Contact the Renaissance Projects User Experience Group
IRC irc.freenode.net #ux.openoffice.org Weekly meetings are held on Monday morning at 10AM EST (-5:00), though you may be able to find us floating around the channel during other hours.
  • aknoxy
  • josmar52789
Active Members
  • The Brains
  • The Brawn
  • The Beauty

The Concept

Current Image

A screenshot of the FLUX UI (Last Updated on February, 17th 2009)

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Specific Ideas

Concept Title Image Explanation, please sign your name with (~~~~) Comments & Suggestions
Accordian Toolbar Explanation of the Accordian Toolbar
Image-Strip Scrollbar Scrollbar.jpeg The image strip scrollbar is a vertical set of thumbnail images positioned to the left of the vertical scrollbar. This image strip allows the user to navigate their document with more precision. Features of the I-S S are;
  • A variable width based on the length of the document.
  • When a certain document length is reached the width of the images makes it useless, and it should collapse to a simple scrollbar.
  • A "window" that mirrors what is visible on screen, and adjusts to show the current zoom state.
  • Right clicking on the window gives immediate access to zoom options
  • An icon to collapse the image strip to a scrollbar, as a means of saving screen real estate or hiding the image-strip for those that prefer a scrollbar.

(Ak13 17:00, 17 February 2009 (UTC))

What about an effect affecting each page size, such as in mac OS X Dock? In this way, the feature could be accessed whatever the number of pages, window size and zoom level. It could also use more screen space for the selected one.

And what about multi-pages view (e.g. when two pages are displayed on screen?).

Clément Pillias 18:42, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Example Row

Current Color Palette

The current color palette is in the process of being assembled. Possible considerations for the color palette include the User Interface: Visual Design Groups work with the Galaxy Icon Palette.


  • File:Writer.odg: Original OpenOffice.org Draw file created by Joshua Martin. Includes most of the work throughout the life of FLUX UI.)

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