Best advice I could find for sending feature request was in a couple threads saying do it via bug report. If I'm wrong, please forward to the right recipient.
Using Mac OS 10.6.7
When working with an object--image, frame, or whatever--on a page in any LO app, activating the object also pops up a toolbar associated with the object. Sometimes it's across the top or side of the window, other times it pops up right in front of everything. Most of the time I don't need the toolbar (just moving or resizing something for example), and it's distracting and annoying to have these toolbars popping up all over the place. I know where to go to view Drawing or Picture or Text Object toolbar, so I'd like to turn off this auto popup. Please add this as an Option across the suite?
Many thanks for all your great work on LO!
I second that. It's really annoying for me, too.
I second this. I have tried to make the Summary clearer (no hints about “Feature request” or “all about the suite” are necessary, this is all indicated by the Component and Importance fields). Platform should be All/All.
Must have been feeling it when I assigned this to myself. Still interested in this enhancement, but in no way is this area a strong point for me - crucially, I have not been and will not start working on this issue right now. Assigned back to default developer.
Workaround posted in forums 1): hide the popup in existing toolbar, so at least it's not too annyoing. Pop up cannot be prevented. This workaroung does not work when user chose to not display any toolbars. (Which is different from full screen, because navigator and style window can still be used).
Workaround posted in forums 2): go to View > Toolbars > disable the offending toolbar, LO will memorize the setting. Does NOT work, LO does NOT memorize the setting and pops up the toolbar again. Example: navigator toolbar. Jumping to an outline pops up the toolbar, user closes the toolbar, jumps to next outline, toolbar pops up again.
The popping never ends. A setting is needed to ONLY EVER show the toolbar when the user selected View > Toolbar > activate certain toolbar, and to NEVER show the toolbar in question when the user DESELECTED it in View > Toolbar.
The user will then choose freely when to use a toolbar and when not to.
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Created attachment 134953 [details]
exapmle of navigation toolbar popping up
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Is there any progress on this issue? It's 2021, the COVID era, and the 10-year old problem still exists and continue harming LibreOffice usability.
Can anybody from developers take a look at it please?
Just adding an option to disable context sensitive behavior would help a lot.
The user story is simple:
"I as a user, want my toolbars ALWAYS stay where I put them, no matter what my mouse is doing on the rest of the screen."
Thank you very much!