Contextual Group Toolbar

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Contextual Group Toolbar

Hi,

I like the proposal of the Notebook toolbars in general I'm a big fan of
the contextual grouped toolbar. So I make a mockup for Writer and add bug
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106035.

https://bug-attachments.documentfoundation.org/attachment.cgi?id=131263

1. My idea is that the contextual groups are grouped according to the menu
bar. Why?

Because you use a menu bar when you have a lot of features and you didn't
have enough space in the toolbar(s). Good example Kate file editor didn't
have a toolbar only a menu bar because ordinary you want to write a text
file and when you need an action it's a feature you didn't have on the
toolbar.

Because the LibreOffice users know where the actions are located in the
menu bar. Add a new structure with grouped toolbars and hidden actions
somewhere (like MS do) would solve at least problems for new users but not
for existing ones.

Because when the group is called like the menu I can click on the group
name and the menu bar entry pop up it's really easy to explain new and
existing users.

2. Always same layout for each group

I know I like grids but one of the thing I didn't like in MS Word and the
existing Writer examples are that you mix between two and three rows. So my
proposal is ONE big icon at the beginning of each subgroup and than always
3 rows if there are no 3 actions available than it will also anchor
according the grid.

3. Small toolbar mode

I also have an example of a small toolbar mode according to the same idea.
You can see the small toolbar at the bottom of the picture. It will start
with the name of the menu bar and than some important actions. Here also
the group name is the menu toolbar drop down menu where you get all actions.

Problem of this the small toolbar layout is that you can't add the action
name behind the action icon cause names are for the groups.

I'll prepare the .ui file for the contextual grouped toolbar and hope I get
feedback if it's a good idea AND how I can add the drop down menu instead
ONLY the group name.

cheers
Andreas_k

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Heiko Tietze-2 Heiko Tietze-2
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Re: Contextual Group Toolbar

Will reply on bugzilla

On 02/15/2017 10:55 PM, kainz.a wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I like the proposal of the Notebook toolbars in general I'm a big fan of
> the contextual grouped toolbar. So I make a mockup for Writer and add bug
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106035.
>
> https://bug-attachments.documentfoundation.org/attachment.cgi?id=131263
>
>...


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