Bug 56482 - MS-Windows users need a function and a button to have the help file staying on top
Summary: MS-Windows users need a function and a button to have the help file staying o...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Help
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Reported: 2012-10-28 06:07 UTC by bugquestcontri
Modified: 2020-01-18 21:21 UTC (History)
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Description bugquestcontri 2012-10-28 06:07:09 UTC
Problem description: 
This is an enhancement request to enable a more efficient use of the help window information: There should be a button at the help window to enable selection "stay on top" or "not stay on top". A toggle switch function would be perfect.

Steps to reproduce:
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Current behavior:
Help window disappears when clicking on the main window of any LibO application

Expected behavior:
A button on the help window to enable that the window stays on top if the button is clicked; clicking a second time the window should behave as currently.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2012-11-05 05:43:07 UTC
Do you not have that function in MS-Windows? With Gnome under Linux I can right-clic on the title bar and I get several choices, one of them is "in the foreground". So I am tempted to say that that is the role of the window manager.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 bugquestcontri 2012-11-05 13:49:21 UTC
I checked with MS WORD 2003 on an old PC. there the WORD main window gets smaller and the help window stays open on the right side of the WORD main  window.
This is also a good solution because it allows working in the main window while looking at the help file. 

The idea with staying on top I saw somewhere. If I am not mistaken it was in an older MSO version.

What you wrote about Linux is excellent. I hope that LibO can also create such a functionality - for old fashion guys like me using windows. I my case I am still dreaming of using Linux, but don't have the time to learn all what is needed. Currently I am struggling with LibO.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2013-07-18 06:16:00 UTC
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Comment 4 bugquestcontri 2013-07-22 08:53:41 UTC
Also here what kind of information is needed. This is an enhancement request. If the request is not clearly formulated please ask specific questions and I will provide specific answers.
Comment 5 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-11-09 14:35:48 UTC
Got confirmation from French QA Team that it is not possible to do the same as under Linux (my suggestion in comment #1). So set status to NEW.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 6 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-11-09 14:38:18 UTC
Made summary more descriptive.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 7 bugquestcontri 2013-11-24 15:29:29 UTC
Thanks JBF for working on this.
Comment 8 sdc.blanco 2020-01-18 21:21:28 UTC
Closing as WFM.  Current help system is shown in browser. Should be able to configure as desired.