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Bug 135646 - Add minimize command to "Window" menu on macOS
Summary: Add minimize command to "Window" menu on macOS
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Mac OS X (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: MacOS-Wishlist Main-Menu
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Reported: 2020-08-11 20:33 UTC by Nik Gervae
Modified: 2020-08-13 21:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Shows LibreOffice Window menu opened (in Write) (124.86 KB, image/jpeg)
2020-08-12 18:17 UTC, Nik Gervae
Shows Preview app's Window menu (180.29 KB, image/jpeg)
2020-08-12 18:17 UTC, Nik Gervae

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Description Nik Gervae 2020-08-11 20:33:57 UTC
The Window menu has no Minimize command.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on the Window menu.

Actual Results:
Observe that there is no Minimize command.

Expected Results:
There should be a Minimize command in the Window menu. Particularly since the key equivalent Command+M does work to minimize the frontmost window.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
[Information automatically included from LibreOffice]
Locale: en-US
Module: TextDocument
[Information guessed from browser]
OS: Mac OS X (All)
OS is 64bit: no
Comment 1 Dieter 2020-08-12 16:06:22 UTC
Nik, thank you for reporting the bug. It's not clear to me,what you call "Window menu". Could you please add a screenshot? Thank you.
Comment 2 Nik Gervae 2020-08-12 18:17:02 UTC
Created attachment 164217 [details]
Shows LibreOffice Window menu opened (in Write)

Shows the LibreOffice Window menu with a Write module document open. Compare to the screenshot from Preview, uploaded separately.
Comment 3 Nik Gervae 2020-08-12 18:17:53 UTC
Created attachment 164218 [details]
Shows Preview app's Window menu

Shows the Window menu of Preview, a core macos app, and what it should contain.
Comment 4 Nik Gervae 2020-08-12 18:23:06 UTC
I have added screenshots from LibreOffice and from Preview, a standard macos app showing what sorts of commands should be in a Window menu. Note that there's more wrong than just the lack of a Minimize command:

• On macos, Close Window belongs in the File menu, not the window menu (I didn't make up that rule, but there it is).
• Macos apps also usually have a Zoom command in the Window menu.
• They also usually have commands named Bring All to Front, and Arrange in Front.
• The New Window command in LibreOffice is ambiguous and sounds more like it will create a new document. What it actually does is open an additional window showing the current document. It might be good to have the command reflect that, as in "New Window for <document name>".

(The commands relating to tabs have to do with a feature LibreOffice does not have, and can be ignored.)

I hope this helps diagnose and resolve the problems.
Comment 5 Dieter 2020-08-13 17:36:57 UTC
Now I've got it (never used that menu). I think it's rather an enhancement request than a bug.

cc: Design-Team for decision
Comment 6 Emir Sarı 2020-08-13 18:54:17 UTC
It needs minimise, zoom, tile to the left, tile to the right, move window to external/internal screen (if applicable), bring all to front... And if that day ever comes and LO has macOS tab capability built-in, the tab options as well.
Comment 7 V Stuart Foote 2020-08-13 19:06:57 UTC
An isn't this rather macOS specific? Other os/DE have the standard frame/window decorations that are the norm, including for macOS just suppressed there (so greater dependence on the main menu--which for macOS is more tightly bound to DE).
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2020-08-13 21:18:24 UTC
Guideline on macOS defines it (-> URL), we have to comply. Removing needsUX