Bug 74369 - UI: Add tooltips to the handles of toolbars
Summary: UI: Add tooltips to the handles of toolbars
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Toolbars-Tooltips
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Reported: 2014-02-02 12:10 UTC by dg1727
Modified: 2018-01-29 17:10 UTC (History)
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Description dg1727 2014-02-02 12:10:24 UTC
The toolbars have handles for moving them.  

Requested feature:  When the user mouses over one of these handles, show a tooltip with the name of the toolbar.  

It would be preferable for the name of the toolbar to be suffixed with " toolbar" to help novice users to distinguish this tooltip from tooltips for action buttons.  (The " toolbar" text would, of course, be different in non-English localizations.)  

Currently, the most obvious way to find out the name of a toolbar is to drag the handle to undock the toolbar.  Then, after reading the toolbar name, the user has to drag the toolbar window's titlebar to dock the toolbar again.  

The requested tooltips would be helpful in user support:  
(a) in referring to toolbars when writing use cases in bug reports; 
(b) in showing users which toolbar contains a given function, in case different functions have similar icons and/or icon tooltips, or the user is advanced enough to do some showing & hiding of toolbars themselves.  

LibreOffice on Ubuntu 13.04.  I'm using the "libreoffice/ppa" PPA from launchpad.net.
Comment 1 Kumāra 2014-02-06 08:15:00 UTC
Agree that this can be useful, especially for bug report by novices.
Comment 2 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-02-06 10:19:03 UTC
Feature request.