Bug 98467 - Ability to assign a color for toolbar background
Summary: Ability to assign a color for toolbar background
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Keywords: needsDevEval, topicUI
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Blocks: Toolbars LibreOffice-Themes
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Reported: 2016-03-06 10:29 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2019-06-10 11:52 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-03-06 10:29:18 UTC
Similar to the ability to assign a firefox theme to toolbars, it would be useful to just set a given color.

You can see here plain white toolbar backgrounds

http://a4.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Purple7/v4/b1/85/37/b1853762-fa00-72e4-f672-f2d12117211d/screen800x500.jpeg

rather than the default Mac look.

http://i.imgur.com/EmNfdUk.jpg
Comment 1 Peter Maunder 2016-03-11 17:50:19 UTC
This could be done, not in an elegant manner, by using a plain colour Personas/Theme (as Firefox calls them) together with the ability to change the text colours as you can in a Personas. 

I beleive need to improve, or bring back the previous function, of the Personas LibO interface. This would be a good excuse. You can already change the font colour using the expert configuration. Even better would be to provide the function of the Firefox / Thunderbird "Personas Plus" Add-on.
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-03-12 01:29:12 UTC
(In reply to Peter Maunder from comment #1)
> This could be done, not in an elegant manner, by using a plain colour
> Personas/Theme (as Firefox calls them) together with the ability to change
> the text colours as you can in a Personas. 

Yes that would likely be one option, though the Persona code isnt currently functional when attempting to add one from the Persona website.

> I beleive need to improve, or bring back the previous function, of the
> Personas LibO interface. This would be a good excuse. You can already change
> the font colour using the expert configuration. Even better would be to
> provide the function of the Firefox / Thunderbird "Personas Plus" Add-on.

Personas wasnt a good feature in my opinion as many of the themes didnt render the same on different OSes and the code isnt very stable and it releases on a third part for functionality.

The ultimate goal would be to have application themes that work cross-platform, but until then, setting a particular color for all toolbars is a good step in the right direction.

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Application_Themes
Comment 3 Thomas Lendo 2018-10-20 22:53:20 UTC
Maybe it's possible to implement a button near the 'Select Theme' button in the Personalization dialog in the Options window that opens the area fill dialog as it's available in Writer's paragraph settings dialog. There the user can choose a color or a gradient.

This would avoid to create a new GUI.

The selected filling should be visible in the Personalization dialog analog to what I showed in attachment 145874 [details] in bug 120747. Imagine a new button on the right of the shown 'Select new Theme' button, maybe named 'Select Color' or 'Select Fill Option'.