Bug 128186 - Create Native Mac OS X Full Screen Mode
Summary: Create Native Mac OS X Full Screen Mode
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All macOS (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: macOS-UI-polish
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Reported: 2019-10-16 19:42 UTC by Dimitri
Modified: 2023-03-25 15:49 UTC (History)
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Description Dimitri 2019-10-16 19:42:51 UTC
I appreciate Libre Office and would use it as a primary office program if there was a native full screen mode with the Mac OS X.  I love using full screen mode with my internet browser, mail program, etc. and would love to do three finger swipes to move between programs, including Libre Office.  Currently, it can take up most of the screen, but covers the desktop and doesn't leave it available for view unless the whole window is moved.  In the past, you had a full screen mode, but it was buggy, partly because it wasn't really worked on as a feature and because of the bugginess, it was removed.  I think this feature would be really nifty and probably lots of people would be happy.

Here's one example of a bunch of people who like full screen mode:

Please do make it so!


Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2019-10-17 01:41:18 UTC
Tor concluded in bug 117872 that reverting macOS FullScreen mode work of bug 115284 because there is no way to effectively use Apple full screen with the LO code base.

"tdf#117872: Revert "tdf#115284: Unify LibreOffice and system full-screen..."
Instead, never participate in the macOS system full-screen mode. There
is just too much complexity involved, and the way LibreOffice works
really isn't prepared for the concept of windows having the option
from a system point of view to being full-screenable or not.

I don't beleive anything has changed in that regard, meaning this would have to be refactored as native Apple controls--not trivial.

Should this native code requirement  be driven by UX?

Is it needed?  IMHO probably not and => WF
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2019-10-17 01:45:07 UTC
The first round of this was for bug 39983, and there the thought was that to do it on OSX that LibreOffice's own fullscrren mode would need to be pruned out to replace with native Apple controls.  We didn't go that way.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2019-10-17 08:08:06 UTC
Would agree with the requirement since we aim for full integration in every OS/DE. Up to the experts, @Tor, whether the technical barrier is too high.

Anyway, I would keep the ticket open at the wishlist.
Comment 4 figofa6616 2023-03-25 15:49:04 UTC
I agree that native macos fullscreen would be fantastic! Any news?
All the best