Bug 35825 - LibreOffice should permit putting the scrollbar to the left side of the scrolled content
Summary: LibreOffice should permit putting the scrollbar to the left side of the scrol...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Scrollbars
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Reported: 2011-03-31 03:45 UTC by Harald Judt
Modified: 2017-02-12 14:48 UTC (History)
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Description Harald Judt 2011-03-31 03:45:59 UTC
LibreOffice does not respect the GTK preference "gtk-scrolled-window-placement" which makes desktop experience inconsistent.

By default, a window's scrollbar is on the right side, but some users might prefer it to be on the left side and do so by setting gtk-scrolled-window-placement = top-right in their gtkrc.

An enhancement would be to provide an option to put scrollbars to the left side of the scrolled content instead of to the right side, and/or to respect gtk-scrolled-window-placement.

Some terminal emulators provide such an option, as do mozilla products (config preference layout.scrollbar.side).
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2011-04-10 15:55:08 UTC
Please have a look at Tools > Options > LO Writer > View. Section Ruler, option "Right-aligned".
Comment 2 Harald Judt 2011-04-11 03:04:25 UTC
Thank you. I did not see this option at first, because:

(LibreOffice Help):
These commands can only be accessed after you enable support for Asian languages in Tools - Options - Language Settings - Languages.

Aligns the vertical ruler with the right border. 

This indeed places the vertical ruler on the right side and the scrollbar on the left in Writer. What I meant, though, was a global setting that works in all LibreOffice applications and for all widgets. Of course, this could mean a lot of work for a not-so-important-but-nice-to-have feature.
Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:48:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2012-01-24 04:43:14 UTC
in LibO 3.6.0 not yet implemented, change status to New