Bug 101877 - Option to show text below icons in toolbars
Summary: Option to show text below icons in toolbars
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
5.3.0.0.alpha0+
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Keywords: needsDevEval, topicUI
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Blocks: UI-Theming
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Reported: 2016-09-03 12:29 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2016-10-13 13:29 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-03 12:29:55 UTC
We presently have 3 styles for buttons to appear in toolbars, which are configurable in the Toolbars tab of the Customization dialog.

1) Icons only (this is the default)
2) Text only
3) Icons & text on the left

We should have an option for Icons & text below, as it takes up less horizontal space than the text on the left option and increases the click surface vertical. I think it would be a great option for users unfamiliar with the icons, as well as a11y users.
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-03 12:35:05 UTC
The option is available in the GtkToolbar class object in glade like so.

<property name="toolbar_style">both</property>
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2016-09-03 13:50:05 UTC
Agree, adding an additional option of Text centered *under* Icons would be a valid format, the drawback is consumption of vertical space.

But to be of more use, the font size (using 'system' font) might need to be adjustable--perhaps provide small, medium, large size (if not to specific points).  Distinct from, or maybe to replace, the User Interface scaling (Tools -> Options -> View: User Interface "Scaling") that was removed for 5.3 -- bug 101646

Regards support for assistive technology--screen readers already receive the button widget's name, so that is not really a facet, although low-vision users would probably be helped with combination of Icon over scalable font text labels.
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-03 14:09:04 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #2)
> Agree, adding an additional option of Text centered *under* Icons would be a
> valid format, the drawback is consumption of vertical space.

The option is to have it centered and no other way. :D

> But to be of more use, the font size (using 'system' font) might need to be
> adjustable--perhaps provide small, medium, large size (if not to specific
> points).  Distinct from, or maybe to replace, the User Interface scaling
> (Tools -> Options -> View: User Interface "Scaling") that was removed for
> 5.3 -- bug 101646

Yes it would be useful for all options which have text in the toolbar and having a listbox in the Tools > Options > View > User Interface called Toolbar text size would be good.

> Regards support for assistive technology--screen readers already receive the
> button widget's name, so that is not really a facet, although low-vision
> users would probably be helped with combination of Icon over scalable font
> text labels.

Yes my mention of a11y was for users with low-vision and those who would be more comfortable clicking larger buttons with the mouse. Would also be useful for those using tablets and having to click with their fingers.