--- Comment #1 from V Stuart Foote <[hidden email]> ---
In Impress the Slides preview "sorter" pane does have a context menu action of
The "create new slide button on the toolbar" referred to is actually an element
of the "Presentation" toolbar. Which is by default docked right of the
"Standard" toolbar. But can be redocked as preferred, or simply undocked and
allowed to float.
As it can be moved should a user prefer, there is no issue with its default
docking right of the Standard toolbar. Alternative docking below Standard
toolbar would otherwise consume vertical space, and users would object to
default docking left of Standard toolbar.