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Bug 128349 - MUFFIN mode for context menus only, similar to full-screen but windowed
Summary: MUFFIN mode for context menus only, similar to full-screen but windowed
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
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6.3.2.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Depends on: 107343
Blocks: Main-Menu
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Reported: 2019-10-23 14:16 UTC by Per
Modified: 2019-10-29 13:37 UTC (History)
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Description Per 2019-10-23 14:16:37 UTC
I am using LibreOffice for administration but Word 2003 for writing my novels. Why? For my writing I need a distraction free windows without the menu on the top.

Suggestions: 
1. Easy way to hide the menu. 
2. And an easy way to put the menu on the side of the Writer window (like in Word 2003). Something like what you can do with the bars in LibreOffice, put them on the top or on the side.
3. Easy way to hide the text "LibreOffice" and the document name above the menu.

You can do all this in fullscreen mode, but I don't think you can do it in window mode.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2019-10-28 13:16:03 UTC
For the standard view we want to be as close as possible to the system look and feel. But we have a couple of Notebookbars that hide the main menu. That should solve #1, while #2 is rather a toolbar and #3 not possible (but why not run the application in full-screen mode?). So all together I think its a WFM.
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2019-10-28 13:35:12 UTC
I like the idea...

As noted we already provide menu/toolbar/sidebar suppression in Fullscreen mode. But would be very MUFFIN if we can provide the full-screen experience (context menus only, no Toolbars, no Sidebar or deck) just in a Windowed frame.

And alternatively, link this new MUFFIN mode to the reworked Contextual Single NB--but with the NB hidden by default, provide a toggle to expose.

And one thing that would be needed is work on bug 107343--so that while in a 'windowed' full screen mode, we could get out of it by exposing the main menu and selecting View -> User interface selections. And of course exposing the other menu functions that you otherwise can't get to in full-screen mode.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2019-10-28 13:55:41 UTC
And what controls would you show? I mean style focused toolbar, direct formatting, sidebar only...
Comment 4 V Stuart Foote 2019-10-28 14:01:21 UTC
Well, none--like in full screen mode.

But, provide toggle to show main menu.

And alternatively, exposing the NB controls of the Contextual Single mode would make for a nice MUFFIN environment.
Comment 5 andreas_k 2019-10-28 16:19:11 UTC
I would also like an do not disturb mode. In general the easy way would be to use the muffin concept.

I can add hide menubar to contextual single. But in the end from my point of view this do not disturb mode should be an button like fullscreen on/off. If someone is interested I can help with .ui stuff.
Comment 6 Per 2019-10-29 10:39:30 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #4)
> Well, none--like in full screen mode.
> 
> But, provide toggle to show main menu.
> 
> And alternatively, exposing the NB controls of the Contextual Single mode
> would make for a nice MUFFIN environment.

Exactly!
Comment 7 Per 2019-10-29 10:41:31 UTC
(In reply to andreas_k from comment #5)
> I would also like an do not disturb mode. In general the easy way would be
> to use the muffin concept.
> 
> I can add hide menubar to contextual single. But in the end from my point of
> view this do not disturb mode should be an button like fullscreen on/off. If
> someone is interested I can help with .ui stuff.

Thanks!! A button on/off would be perfect!
Comment 8 andreas_k 2019-10-29 10:45:22 UTC
(In reply to Per from comment #7)
> Thanks!! A button on/off would be perfect!

it would be really cool if we have an split button click on it to turn everything on/off and click on the dropdown menu you can turn on/off toolbars, notebookbar, menubar, sidebar, statusbar.

the only issue that didn't work is to turn on/off the notebookbar everything else is possible.
Comment 9 Heiko Tietze 2019-10-29 11:03:48 UTC
(In reply to Per from comment #7)
> Thanks!! A button on/off would be perfect!

So let's do. Volunteers welcome.
Comment 10 Per 2019-10-29 13:37:38 UTC
(In reply to andreas_k from comment #8)
> (In reply to Per from comment #7)
> > Thanks!! A button on/off would be perfect!
> 
> it would be really cool if we have an split button click on it to turn
> everything on/off and click on the dropdown menu you can turn on/off
> toolbars, notebookbar, menubar, sidebar, statusbar.
> 
> the only issue that didn't work is to turn on/off the notebookbar everything
> else is possible.

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