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Bug 39842 - Feature Request: Make Toolbar Box Widths Variable as in Microsoft, Mozilla etc etc.
Summary: Feature Request: Make Toolbar Box Widths Variable as in Microsoft, Mozilla et...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Toolbars
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Reported: 2011-08-04 13:33 UTC by cgaj
Modified: 2017-06-02 21:49 UTC (History)
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Description cgaj 2011-08-04 13:33:07 UTC
I believe the current behaviour is common to all components of all versions of LibreOffice & OpenOffice.

Many toolbar boxes (Font Name; Font Size; Line Style; Line Width; Line Color; Area Style/Filling etc etc) are fixed width & take up excessive space in toolbars.

Every other application I have used (MS Word; Excel; Firefox etc etc etc) makes the width of these boxes user-adjustable.

Please include the option of adjusting toolbar box widths in LibreOffice ASAP!


Note: I am currently using LibO 3.3.2 in Ubuntu 11.04 but have been complaining about the same behaviour in OOo 3.2.0 in Ubuntu 10.04 & OOo 3.3.0 in XP & all previous versions for as long as I can remember.
Comment 1 cgaj 2011-08-05 00:43:45 UTC
When I refer to Microsoft Office components, I should specify Office 2003 & previous versions.
Office 2010 seems less good!
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:27:32 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 cgaj 2011-12-24 09:49:59 UTC
As requested, I checked in LibO 3.5.0 beta2 and there is still no possibility to customize the width of the Toolbar boxes.

So I ask for this Feature Request to have status changed back to NEW & hopefully to be acted on one day...
Comment 4 Ákos Szabó 2012-11-09 06:36:09 UTC
The most annoying is the font dropdown list on the toolbar: with graphite font features, font names can be extremely long. And one can see only part of it even on a wide monitor…
Comment 5 cgaj 2014-02-26 10:53:19 UTC
How did this bug get labelled as FIXED?

I just installed LibO in Ubuntu 12.04LTS & the problem is still there.

I have LibO in Ubuntu 13.10 also & the problem is still there.

Very sad!