Created attachment 121418 [details]
BASIC toolbar style
This is just idea, not bug.
In order to improve visual appearance of LibreOffice, I have an relatively easy idea. In Options (or in menu View), users should be able to select "Simple" vs "Complex" toolbar style.
Simple toolbar style will include only one toolbar with most basic items (such as saving, PDF, some formatting item) while table and drawings toolbars will appear as usual. However, "more advance" or "complex" menu style will include standard + formatting toolbar + other toolbars LO developers agree.
What do you think? Example of simple (or basic) toolbar style is attached. Some users prefer simple interface or they have smaller screen. Other users prefer lots of toolbars... this simple idea, combined with sidebar, could be even better than MS ribbons.
This idea is being ventialted in the design team. Actually, we want to support the various workflows and experiences of our users with the option to load/save and share different configurations. Read more in Samuel's blog post https://smehrbrodt.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/improving-the-toolbars-in-libreoffice/
Keep in mind that this concept is pre-alpha. It will not be implemented before LibO 6.0, I guess.
I really like the idea on this blog. I suggested long time ago something similar (https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=80752), but idea/ approach suggested in a blog is much better.
Anyway, this idea is a kind a different because it could introduce saving different toolbar configuration and allowing easy switch between "simple" (basic) and "advance" (more complex) toolbars. Then, it could be used in developing more flexible toolbar as described in blog? (https://smehrbrodt.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/improving-the-toolbars-in-libreoffice/)
Isn't this idea a duplicate of (or at least related to) the 'single toolbar' proposed in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92218 ?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 92218 ***