Bug 94512 - SIDEBAR collapses when previewing a document
Summary: SIDEBAR collapses when previewing a document
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Sidebar Print-Preview
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Reported: 2015-09-25 19:08 UTC by Jean-Francois Nifenecker
Modified: 2023-12-08 08:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jean-Francois Nifenecker 2015-09-25 19:08:34 UTC
Previewing a document (Writer or Calc) causes the sidebar to slightly collapse when it is docked along with the Navigator. After a few previews, the Sidebar is almost squeezed and the Navigator takes almost all the vertical estate.

To reproduce:
-- Dock the Navigator on the right side, above or under the Sidebar.
-- Call File>Preview a few times.

Et voila.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-09-28 09:12:22 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Version: (x64)
Build ID: 37b43f919e4de5eeaca9b9755ed688758a8251fe
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2016-11-08 10:29:29 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 pcharalk 2016-12-04 16:06:14 UTC
This bug is still present in
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2017-12-05 09:37:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Jean-Francois Nifenecker 2017-12-05 11:43:25 UTC
The bug is still present in the latest Fresh version (5.4.4).

I'm eagerly waiting for a fix to this "functionality", since I'm heavily using styles/long documents/preview facilites.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-12-06 03:57:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Jean-Francois Nifenecker 2018-12-06 17:17:48 UTC
Still present in LibreOffice 6.0.7 and 6.1.3 (Linux).
This is a *very* annoying behaviour for people who swap frequently from standard view to print preview for big documents.
I beg for a fix!
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2019-12-07 03:43:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2021-12-07 04:57:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Jean-Francois Nifenecker 2021-12-07 06:41:49 UTC
this bug is still present, and was present in all versions between the one cited and the current one I'm using:
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 87b77fad49947c1441b67c559c339af8f3517e22
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.19; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); UI: fr-FR
Calc: threaded

It is very annoying because designing a document requires numerous calls to the preview and back.
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2023-12-08 03:15:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Jean-Francois Nifenecker 2023-12-08 08:47:13 UTC
Still present and as annoying than ever.

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 06946980c858649160c634007e5fac9a5aa81f38
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded