Bug 144839 - Cannot access certain options in Tabbed interface
Summary: Cannot access certain options in Tabbed interface
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
7.2.0.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL:
Whiteboard: reviewed:2022
Keywords: difficultyBeginner, easyHack, skillDesign, topicUI
Depends on:
Blocks: Notebookbar-Tabbed
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Reported: 2021-09-30 14:42 UTC by Kuba Orlik
Modified: 2022-09-16 18:29 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Tabbed NB -> Review tab -> Review menu (40.94 KB, image/png)
2021-10-01 14:25 UTC, V Stuart Foote
Details
The dropdown where the horizontal line option could be added (17.75 KB, image/png)
2021-12-06 20:04 UTC, Kuba Orlik
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Description Kuba Orlik 2021-09-30 14:42:14 UTC
When using Tabbed Interface there's no way to access certain features, such as AutoCorrect Options or tools->addons. When I want to use them, I have to switch to the classic interface, which is very cumbersome.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2021-09-30 16:28:17 UTC
Sure there is, and its simple/non-cumbersome--expose the Main menu!

First button on the Tabbed NB--hide it when not needed.
Comment 2 Kuba Orlik 2021-10-01 08:30:28 UTC
I would have NEVER guessed that. 

I assumed that all the options not accessible from the tabbed menu would be tucked away in the "tools" dropdown on the far right (just above the "Options" button). I think it would be good idea to put these options in that dropdown, so the Tabbed NB can be used fully without showing the classic menu
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2021-10-01 13:42:35 UTC
OK, I don't see too great a need, but some of the UNO controls linked from 'Standard' menu could be added to the Tabbed NB 'Tools' tab's 'Tools' list button.

Perhaps the 'AutoCorrect' or 'AutoCorrect Options...' dialog.  And maybe the 'Customize...' dialog.

Anything else from the 'Tools' menu?

@Andreas, Samuel?
Comment 4 andreas_k 2021-10-01 13:56:16 UTC
Please make first a list of commands that are missing.

For example AutoCorrect command is in the drop down menu in the Review tab.

In general the commands are grouped according the tabs and if a command is not very common, it was located at the dropdown menu in the specific tab. That was a design decission.
Comment 5 V Stuart Foote 2021-10-01 14:20:57 UTC
(In reply to andreas_k from comment #4)
> Please make first a list of commands that are missing.
> 
> For example AutoCorrect command is in the drop down menu in the Review tab.
> 

Is it? Not seeing it...

> In general the commands are grouped according the tabs and if a command is
> not very common, it was located at the dropdown menu in the specific tab.
> That was a design decission.

Understood, but any leftovers?
Comment 6 V Stuart Foote 2021-10-01 14:25:36 UTC
Created attachment 175445 [details]
Tabbed NB -> Review tab -> Review menu

Not seeing AutoCorrect controls or dialog...
Comment 7 Kuba Orlik 2021-12-04 15:16:58 UTC
Another option that's missing in the tabbed menu is the "insert > Horizontal line". The tabbed layout is great most of the time, but sometimes I'm left scratching my head as why certain options are omitted :D
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2021-12-06 12:20:24 UTC
Code pointer: find . -name notebookbar.ui
Comment 9 andreas_k 2021-12-06 12:44:53 UTC
(In reply to Kuba Orlik from comment #7)
> Another option that's missing in the tabbed menu is the "insert > Horizontal
> line". The tabbed layout is great most of the time, but sometimes I'm left
> scratching my head as why certain options are omitted :D

the reason is, that Horizontal line isn't a uno command it's a style which mean it's not possible to add - like it is now - horizontal line to the NB.
Comment 10 Kuba Orlik 2021-12-06 20:04:00 UTC
Could it at least be added to the dropdown on the right? (see attachment)
Comment 11 Kuba Orlik 2021-12-06 20:04:30 UTC
Created attachment 176744 [details]
The dropdown where the horizontal line option could be added
Comment 12 Hossein 2022-09-13 13:14:42 UTC
Re-evaluating the EasyHack in 2022

This enhancement is still relevant. "Insert Horizontal line" is not available via the tabbed interface. In MS Word, it is available among a set of operations related to the borders that you can set for a paragraph.

(In reply to andreas_k from comment #4)
> Please make first a list of commands that are missing.

Yes, I think the list of missing commands is needed if someone wants to go beyond just "Insert Horizontal line".
Comment 13 Kuba Orlik 2022-09-16 18:29:57 UTC
Another missing option is "Insert Trend Line"