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Bug 88931 - TOOLBAR: Easy access to hide and unhide all toolbars and sidebar
Summary: TOOLBAR: Easy access to hide and unhide all toolbars and sidebar
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
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unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Toolbars Sidebar-UI-UX
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Reported: 2015-01-30 09:54 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2019-04-02 14:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-01-30 09:54:04 UTC
A user on reddit has suggested the ability to hide and unhide toolbars in a non-fullscreen mode saying, "I think temporarily disabling all toolbars would be very good feature to implement. It would work like fullscreen mode without going fullscreen. Very helpful when working with many small windows to get rid of stuff unimportant at the time."

Before: http://i.imgur.com/xfGi8EJ.png
After: http://i.imgur.com/XXecO9W.png

http://www.reddit.com/r/libreoffice/comments/2tqb9s/toolbarless_mode/
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2015-01-30 16:02:39 UTC
@Jay,

You are are talking about just those toolbars that are active in the current user profile--right? Not toggling on and off ALL toolbars.

It would be useful in addition to current full screen mode ( <Ctrl>+<Shift>+j ). If possible, it will need to be assigned a formal short-cut, what's available.

Also since we are already considering doing a Single Toolbar mode--we would be refactoring customizations of the toolbars now would be the time to add the hooks for a show/no-show toggle.

As a related sidebar, both Draw and Impress lack ability to enter full screen mode-- bug 51566 -- that might need to be looked at as well.
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-01-31 21:10:10 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #1)
> You are are talking about just those toolbars that are active in the current
> user profile--right? Not toggling on and off ALL toolbars.

Yes of course, just the ones that are enabled by the user, just like full screen mode.

> It would be useful in addition to current full screen mode (
> <Ctrl>+<Shift>+j ). If possible, it will need to be assigned a formal
> short-cut, what's available.

Ctrl + Shift + K is available and J and K are next to each other on the keyboard.

> Also since we are already considering doing a Single Toolbar mode--we would
> be refactoring customizations of the toolbars now would be the time to add
> the hooks for a show/no-show toggle.

I think toolbar modes and toggling to show/hide the toolbars are different and think the code/hooks for doing it is already in the fullscreen mode code.

> As a related sidebar, both Draw and Impress lack ability to enter full
> screen mode-- bug 51566 -- that might need to be looked at as well.

I doubt fullscreen mode without toolbars and sidebars would be that useful in draw and impress as you wouldnt be able to do much in such a mode unless you are a heavy shortcuts user. In Writer and Impress, full screen mode gives you access to focus on typing stuff, there is a real benefit there.

I changed the title to also include the hiding of the sidebar, if it is enabled.
Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2015-02-03 10:50:40 UTC
nice idea
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-02-04 21:10:40 UTC
(In reply to Jay Philips from comment #2)
> you are a heavy shortcuts user. In Writer and Impress, full screen mode

Typo, it should have been Writer and Calc.
Comment 5 rashapoo 2016-02-02 03:52:48 UTC
A somewhat similar feature is available in MS Office with the Ctrl-F1 shortcut that hides/shows the ribbon. As the OP says, when working with a small window this real estate saving is handy especially in Writer and Calc.
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 05:39:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2017-08-22 11:32:38 UTC
Removing needsUX as the idea received positive resonance.