Bug 105803 - Touchbar Integration for the New MacBook Pro
Summary: Touchbar Integration for the New MacBook Pro
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All macOS (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: macOS-UI-polish
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Reported: 2017-02-06 16:22 UTC by themysterymail555
Modified: 2024-01-10 11:29 UTC (History)
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Description themysterymail555 2017-02-06 16:22:48 UTC
This is a possible enhancement to add in that even being an enhancement would be a far way idea, though how about the integration of the new Mac touchbar with the Libreoffice suite? It's definitely something other open source office suites wouldn't normally be able to do.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2017-02-07 00:39:15 UTC
Even if we don't implement custom LO macro or accelerators macos mappings for the Touchbar--the Touchbar replaces the physical Function keys on the new keyboards.  

We will need to assure correct handling for our Fn key needs with the Touchbar in the near term. But could consider assigning macros for productivity once we have the framework in place.




Comment 2 Gerry 2017-04-14 16:38:55 UTC
@ Adolfo Jayme: I have seen that you just reduced the Importance of this enhancement request to "lowest". I hope you reconsider this rating, due to two reasons:

First, it is likely that the new Macbooks 2017 (due May/June) will have the same feature. Then the importance need to be set higher again, IMHO.

Second, as V Stuart Foote pointed out in comment 1: LibreOffice needs to assure correct handling for our Fn key needs with the Touchbar
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2017-04-14 17:35:01 UTC
I do not see any requirement to fully implement the adaptive context aware functions of the touochbar. But it is important that our cross-platform use of "legacy" IBM Function keys are accommodated.

Providing a simple NSTouchBar "bar" and "items" for our function keys alone should have any priority in the core.

Supporting more complex contextual bars and items to hold LibreOffice GUI controls belongs in an extension.
Comment 4 How can I remove my account? 2018-10-04 12:38:45 UTC
At least based on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU2eqKO-Fz4 , you can make the function keys show up always for an app without changes to the app. I don't have a MacBook with a Touch Bar so I don't know whether it actually works with LibreOffice.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2020-11-11 14:20:33 UTC
Nice GSoC project, here is some technical background https://developer.apple.com/documentation/appkit/touch_bar
Comment 6 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2022-12-21 19:48:39 UTC
“[…] Apple was relying on third party developers to utilize the Touch Bar in their own apps. But that didn’t happen in most cases since the feature was limited to MacBook Pro models. Spending extra time developing a Touch Bar-enabled Mac app that only benefited a fraction of users didn’t make sense” — Apple Explained, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8iGrrt37cs&t=65s

It was an obvious gimmick in 2016 and now it’s dead. WONTFIX
Comment 7 Seilina 2023-04-09 10:56:00 UTC Comment hidden (spam)
Comment 8 tim david 2024-01-10 11:29:15 UTC Comment hidden (spam)