LibreOffice implements additional menus by default as usually temporary tool bars instead of separate windows.
Therefore you can open the search bar by choosing "Edit -> Find" or pressing "STRG + F" but there is no intuitive and user-friendly way to close the search bar afterwards, like the close button of Firefox's search bar.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open Writer
2. Press "STRG + F" or select "Edit -> Find"
The search bar is opened but there is no intuitive way to close it again.
Add a "close search" button to the search bar similar to the page preview's "close preview" button.
Operating System: Windows XP
I remember having trouble with this.
Alternative would be having ability to right-click -> Close on toolbars
I mean alternative/workaround is* to right-click -> Close
(In reply to comment #2)
> I mean alternative/workaround is* to right-click -> Close
Yes, but as you say I would regard this merely a work-around, than an user friendly solution. The context menu is meant to customize the UI, not to replace the UI itself. I am sure a "beginner" would look for a separate button, not the customization context menu.
*** Bug 58593 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'll try to implement this enhancement
I add the option to Writer (see https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/1557/)
It first need to be reviewed, and after that's done, I'll implement it to other components (calc, etc) as well.
Thank you Joren.
Please tell me if I can assist.
Kendy - any chance you can keep an eye on this work to the search-bar from a new contributor: Joren who already does some great QA work for us :-)
This feature will be implemented in LibreOffice 4.1.0 on all components (currently it's accepted for Writer, but it'll also be accepted very soon for the other components).
I'll see if I can backport it also to 4.0.0;
Therefore I mark this enhancement request as RESOLVED FIXED
You can also let the search toolbar be opened as a floating "window" by default, so that it is more visible. These windows have a close button by default.
Nice improvement, but I don't think the icon should be red: it looks like cancel/delete. Firefox uses a grey cross, which is much more in line with color codes.
(In reply to comment #11)
> Nice improvement, but I don't think the icon should be red: it looks like
> cancel/delete. Firefox uses a grey cross, which is much more in line with
> color codes.
I re-used that button from an already existing one. Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate that :-), and I do agree.
I'll see what I can do, maybe I have to bug the design team for creating one :-).
Thanks for the reply. I think the icon already exists: it is used e.g. for the File->Close menu item. It is not visible under GNOME, but you can see it using Tools->Customize.
There are a number of small black close icons - one is used in the top right of a document window to allow closing that & getting back to the shell: might work ?
(In reply to comment #9)
> This feature will be implemented in LibreOffice 4.1.0 on all components
> (currently it's accepted for Writer, but it'll also be accepted very soon
> for the other components).
> I'll see if I can backport it also to 4.0.0;
> Therefore I mark this enhancement request as RESOLVED FIXED
Thank you very much Joren! Nice to see things working out.
Remove semicolon from Whiteboard.