[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 80752] UX proposal, a relatively easy way to improve LibreOffice visual appearance (but not Ribbons)

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[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 80752] UX proposal, a relatively easy way to improve LibreOffice visual appearance (but not Ribbons)

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=80752

--- Comment #11 from Jay Philips <[hidden email]> ---
(In reply to Ljiljan from comment #10)
> I would like to completely switch to sidebar, but some options are still
> missing there so combination of toolbar and sidebar is still required.

As you would like to switch exclusively to the sidebar, then IBM Symphony's
single toolbar row, plus contextual toolbar, is the best way to achieve this. I
have gathered quite a bit of info on how this can be made possible at <
https://redmine.documentfoundation.org/boards/1/topics/163 >. You can see a
screenshot of Symphony's single toolbar row at -

https://redmine.documentfoundation.org/attachments/download/235/IBM%20Symphony%20Toolbars.png

> I prefer minimalistic design. Only most important toolbars should be
> enabled. When I want to insert table, table toolbar popup but it usualy take
> some aditional place on my screen and it moves my text down. When I click
> somewhere else (outside table) it dissapears and move my text up. Then you
> move again to the table and toolbars appear and move your text up/ down. I
> agree that this problem would be fixed if I keep table toolbar on fixed
> position, but that means less space for real work (writing text and creating
> other content). I find this annoying, but I understand that some people want
> to have 25 toolbars open at the same time. But I don't. So creating this
> option would give both group of people what they want.

I think you can fix the table toolbar popup issue by moving it to the top next
to the standard or formatting toolbars. I have been working on bringing the
table toolbar options into the sidebar. More details can be found at <
https://redmine.documentfoundation.org/boards/1/topics/121 > and a mockup can
be seen at -

https://redmine.documentfoundation.org/attachments/download/217/proposal%20-%20table.png

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