When in Full Screen mode, the display is cluttered with two toolbars: the Full Screen toolbar, and the Find toolbar (if you have it open when you switch to full screen mode).
It is possible to eliminate the Full Screen toolbar by editing the registrationmodifications.xcu file, but that should not really be required. The toolbar should have a GUI option to be removed/hidden.
I'd prefer it if the Find Toolbar didn't remain on the screen when switching to Full Screen mode, but I can understand it remaining there if I already had it open because I was using it. That, too, should be an GUI configuration option.
Found out that modifying the registrymodifications.xcu file doesn't make a difference on this same version of 64-bit LO running on 64-bit Linux. Made the same change there as I made on 32-bit Linux version. Works on 32-bit Linux. Doesn't work on 64-bit.
can you screenshot what you're talking about. I'm not seeing the two toolbars.
Furthermore just as a preference - LibreOffice tends to not add a ton of options, so if I can see what you're talking about in a screenshot I will mark as a new enhancement request but there is no guarantee that UX team will accept it.
Created attachment 78687 [details]
Screen shot of 64-bit LO184.108.40.206 Full screen
See attached screenshot. This is from 220.127.116.11 running on 64-bit Debian Sid. I installed it using the DEBs downloaded from the Libreoffice website. I also have 18.104.22.168 running on a 32-bit different machine (also running Debian Sid and similarly installed from Libreoffice' own DEBs).
See bug 52249. Still Find toolbar is closed as soon as I switch to Fullscreen on LO 22.214.171.124.alfa0 (Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit).
Can confirm this with 13.04 and LO 126.96.36.199.0. Setting to NEW.
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Find closes for me when going full screen. WFM. Feel free to set back to NEW, if you still see this happening with the latest release.
Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit
Build ID: afb82d3729bda2754d0add08cc6c4dce1dc76d59
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-14_00:05:04
Just checked in 188.8.131.52 on system #1 using the modified LO config file I had manually edited to disable the useless Full Screen toolbar. (That should still have a GUI preferences option to not have it show at all no matter what any so-called UX experts think.) The original bug report was that that the bug didn't appear on 32-bit LO running on Debian Linux. I can't confirm it on 32-bit anymore because I don't run 32-bit OS anymore.
Since then, that machine has been replaced with 64-bit system, and when I switch to full-screen view on it, both the Full Screen toolbar and the Find box disappear. (Which is good, but it would still be user-friendly to have a GUI preference setting to display the Find bar on full screen mode.)
The same LO version on the 64-bit system (#2) that is ALSO using the modified LibreOffice configuration file insists on cluttering the "full view" screen with the useless Full Screen toolbar. I guess I need to go through the incredibly - AND I THINK DELIBERATELY - unreadable/unusable LO config file format carefully and make sure I made the exact same changes.
I know the UX team thinks that's wonderful, but I COMPLETELY DISAGREE. A single user setting preference is all that's needed to fix things. Oh, but I guess the UX team is also that of the Gnome desktop environment, which seems to think that REMOVING functionality is the basic principle of UX design.
Anyway, I'm changing this bug to RESOLVLED > WONTFIX because that is exactly what's happening. Maybe you think cluttering the screen with a USELESS "Full Screen toolbar" is WORKSFORME; but I DON'T!
(In reply to David from comment #9)
> Anyway, I'm changing this bug to RESOLVLED > WONTFIX because that is exactly
> what's happening. Maybe you think cluttering the screen with a USELESS "Full
> Screen toolbar" is WORKSFORME; but I DON'T!
No, that is not what is happening. What is happening is that you are projecting your beliefs onto other people.
I'm setting this back to NEW and handing over to the design team.
(In reply to Beluga from comment #10)
> (In reply to David from comment #9)
> > Anyway, I'm changing this bug to RESOLVLED > WONTFIX because that is exactly
> > what's happening. Maybe you think cluttering the screen with a USELESS "Full
> > Screen toolbar" is WORKSFORME; but I DON'T!
> No, that is not what is happening. What is happening is that you are
> projecting your beliefs onto other people.
> I'm setting this back to NEW and handing over to the design team.
Fine with me. I wasn't the one who projected a CLOSED>WORKSFORME belief onto me.
The full screen toolbar is the only means to close the view via GUI elements. If we'd just omit this toolbar (the 'Mozilla Firefox approach', that I disagree with) there wouldn't be any clue how to get back. One might say that pressing escape is a pretty simple thing known from Impress (or any other presentation) but compared with Firefox which uses the same key (F11) to switch on/off (having other problems) it may be not obvious to novices.
A different solution might be to add a close button to the full screen toolbar. Usually the state should be persistent but in this case we'd need an option to get the toolbar back. And since no one wants to clutter the options dialog further I suggest to have the toolbar open every time you switch to full screen mode with the option to close it manually. Would this solve your problem, David? And is it feasible from the devs POV?
As a side note @David: If you write "so-called UX experts" it has an offensive notion, and capitalization is also not the best way to get positive responses. If you have a completely different view you could join one of our meetings, for instance today 7pm UTC+2.
This enhancement is already present in Expert Configuration, or can be accomplished with routine toolbar customization (dock, hide, remove button, etc.) Or, as noted, can be edited Visible set 'false' per user in their "registrymodifications.xcu"
The assigned shortcut: <Ctrl>+<Shift>+j for toggling Full Screen mode could be better advertised. But the current default of its single button toolbar being shown is simply suppressed. Either by docking the toolbar (it then is hidden), or by setting the toolbar to be not visible.
Working with expert configuration adjust the stanza:
/org.openoffice.Office.UI.WriterWindowState/UIElements/States/org.openoffice.Office.UI.WindowsState:WindowStateType['private:resource/toolbar/fullscreenbar'] -> Visible [true|false] as desired.
Similar "fullscreenbar" configuration for Calc, Draw, Impress and Math
In builds < 5.0, there is no search function in Expert Configuration, so sort on the Preference Name and follow the alphabetization. In >= 5.0 builds, use the search bar and enter "fullscreenbar" then sort result by property.
See attached clips of Expert config with and without the search...
Created attachment 115007 [details]
Expert configuration adjustment of fullscreenbar prior to 5.0.0, no search
Created attachment 115008 [details]
Expert configuration adjustment of fullscreenbar for 5.0.0 forward, search implemented
Comment on attachment 115008 [details]
Expert configuration adjustment of fullscreenbar for 5.0.0 forward, search implemented
*** Bug 54459 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #12)
> A different solution might be to add a close button to the full screen
I don't use full screen mode myself, so I have no own preference, but I suppose that it would be a reasonable change to remove the current floating toolbar with the button and replace it with a "close" button (small red cross, with a descriptive tooltip) in the same place where *normally* application close button is in many OSes (top right corner), right above vertical scroll bar (if the scroll bar is enabled; otherwise, the close button should still be there). Alternatively, that could be a "hamburger" menu instead of the red cross.
I know it's long closed, but I don't want to create a new RFE, since as said, I don't need it myself, and only wanted to share my UX feedback explicitly on *this* old issue :-)