Bug 99219 - LibreOffice Impress toolbars should be able to be permanent
Summary: LibreOffice Impress toolbars should be able to be permanent
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 80752
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Toolbars
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Reported: 2016-04-11 10:46 UTC by Saren Tasciyan
Modified: 2017-04-15 20:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Saren Tasciyan 2016-04-11 10:46:13 UTC

There are also other people looking for this solutions and apparently in the forums noone can solve the issue. In impress upon selecting objects, associated toolbars appear in a new "line" and forces layout to redraw whole interface. This is very bad for usability. Objects slide from under the mouse icon. Inaccurate clicks deselects the object, causing toolbar to disappear again and everything is redrawn again. You can imagine how exhausting this can be.

My workaround was to show commonly used toolbars (such as text formatting) under the View menu to reduce these events. But then after deselecting a text box it disappeared again. So apparently there is no way to make a toolbar permanently shown.

Maybe ribbon styles interface can be a good solution on the long run, but at least users should be able to make toolbars permanently shown.

Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2016-09-21 08:01:27 UTC
We introduced currently what you suggest, calling it extended toolbar for now. The solution needs still some refinement (see bug 102062) but solves #80752, which I set as the duplicate of yours.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 80752 ***
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-09-21 16:18:25 UTC
Hi Saren,

In LibreOffice 5.0, contextual toolbars have been disabled by default in favour of the contextual properties tab of the sidebar. If contextual toolbars appear at any time, you can stop them from appearing in that context by disabling the toolbar in View > Toolbars. If you want to have a contextual toolbar to appear all the time, then when it isnt showing enable it in View > Toolbars.