Bug 60414 - VIEWING: Responsive layout
Summary: VIEWING: Responsive layout
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: LibO-Enhancements Icon-Themes-Code
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Reported: 2013-02-07 11:41 UTC by Tin Man
Modified: 2019-03-01 13:45 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Tin Man 2013-02-07 11:41:46 UTC
It would be useful if LibreOffice could have a responsive layout.

An initial implementation could be determining the icon size based on the window width. Additional tweaks could include distributing space evenly across toolbars on the same row and expanding onto a second row if there's not enough space for the toolbar.

Reasoning: Same as with websites. Large icons make sense with a large window size, as the cursor has more distance to travel and larger icons make better targets, or on a tablet. However, with smaller window sizes, small icons are needed to keep commands on screen and afford more space to the document.
Operating System: All
Version: Master
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-02-07 16:43:40 UTC
This sounds like a good enhancement request but it'll require a ton of work so, as to when it will get done, I'm not sure.

New (confirmed)
Low (quite difficult to implement)
Comment 2 Jan Holesovsky 2013-04-25 13:55:53 UTC
Making an Easy Hack from this - for the code pointers, please check

Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2013-10-04 18:47:42 UTC
adding LibreOffice developer list as CC to unresolved EasyHacks for better visibility.

see e.g. http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/minutes-of-ESC-call-td4076214.html for details
Comment 4 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 05:05:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-02-18 14:51:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Thomas Lendo 2018-10-22 16:13:03 UTC
Adding needsUXEval to see if this is still something we would like to implement.

I don't know if it's worth and if I would like such automated change of icon size.
Comment 7 andreas_k 2018-12-21 11:00:28 UTC
You will get an jumping UI which is not what I would prefer from an UI that it will change depend on the window size.
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2019-03-01 13:40:34 UTC
Responsiveness is what users expect from web applications or small scale devices (mobiles). But on a desktop application? And actually we introduced the Notebookbar to cover different scenarios. So resolving this as WF (there is also  no clear use case).
Comment 9 andreas_k 2019-03-01 13:45:46 UTC
wf work for me cause as you already wrote we have responsive layouts.