Created attachment 164577 [details]
left 7.1 right proposal
my proposal for the style, character and paragraph properties sidebar see attachment 1.
add an row with the paragraph and character style icons. Reason is to focus user to use styles.
There is also an Menubar item for this styles so they should be also available in the sidebar.
Move +/- font size icons to first line will have more consistancy with the style layout.
Font name + Font size = Paragraph style width
Clone and Clear direct formating will be a separate group in 3rd row.
add 4 items from the list toolbar to have them commands available in the sidebar too.
There is no reason why background color should use another layout than font and highlight color.
1. better alignment
2. context related list toolbar isn't needed
Created attachment 164578 [details]
text sidebar with top alignment
If you prefer alignment over functionality. I would go with the first proposal.
(In reply to andreas_k from comment #0)
> add an row with the paragraph and character style icons.
Let's keep this in bug 136072 (I still disagree)
> Move +/- font size icons to first line
Looks good, +1 (remember that it might need more vertical space)
(Would make this the actual topic here and file other tickets for the remaining stuff that requires coding to fix.)
> add 4 items from the list toolbar to have them commands available in the
> sidebar too.
> There is no reason why background color should use another layout than font
> and highlight color.
I'm a bit split. These promote/demote functions are available on the Navigator and while this is on a different deck it's also another workflow to move the chapters around. So -0.25 to these.
Consistency in color pickers would be nice. So +1 here.