Issue 31623 - provide a context menu in empty space of the menubar to show/hide toolbars like MSOffice does
Summary: provide a context menu in empty space of the menubar to show/hide toolbars li...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 33668
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m47
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: christian.jansen
QA Contact: issues@framework
Keywords: ms_interoperability, oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-07-17 08:31 UTC by aparan
Modified: 2008-05-17 23:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description aparan 2004-07-17 08:31:37 UTC
1  Hide all toolbars from any OO.o application

2  Now, if the user want to show any of the toolbar, he could go to 

View > Toolbars > ~List~ and select any one from it.

But when all toolbars were closed by the user, the toolbars menu is unavilable.

It is impossible to show any toolbar again.  Even in the normal case this menu
item is unavailable.

Further, the menubar has no context menu.  I have earlier filed an issue for
this.  Now as the new toolbar spec being implemented, it has to have a context
menu with a list of ~ Toolbar names~ followed by ~Customize; which would open
the toolbar customise dialog.
Comment 1 aparan 2004-07-19 05:01:57 UTC
the first part has been resolved as per i31362.

But second part is still unanswered.
Comment 2 mci 2004-07-19 10:15:33 UTC
Hi aparan,

thanks for your engagement in searching defects... :)

This is a known issue and it is dupluicate to issue 31362 and the work on it is
in progress...

set as duplicate

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 31362 ***
Comment 3 mci 2004-07-19 10:17:04 UTC
Since this issue is a duplicate I need to close it now...
Comment 4 aparan 2004-07-19 10:46:11 UTC
The context menu for the menu bar will be an easier option as regards view/hide
of toolbars.  

Please change the summary, Anyway i'm reopening the issue
Comment 5 mci 2004-07-22 11:07:31 UTC
Hi aparan,

please submit only one problem per issue!

I looked at the summary end recognized this issue as an duplicate and didn't
look into your comments...

BTW why should a menubar have a context menu???
I've never seen this before...
Comment 6 mci 2004-07-22 14:00:14 UTC
I changed the Summary from
"Toolbars - hidden toolbars could not be shown again"
"provide a context menu in empty space of the menubar to show/hide toolbars like
MSOffice does"

aparan mailed to me the following motivation:

This feature is already there in all MSOffice apps and also in the Mozilla
Firefox.  You can right
click the empty space in the menubar and show/hide toolbars and also invoke the
customise dialog
from this popup menu.  It is the easiest way to do this for people who prefer a
clean workspace
and toolbars only when they need them and hide them other wise.   Please take a
re-look at this. "

reassigned to cj

mci->cj: Hi cj, please have a look at this and decide if we want to have this
"feature", too...
Comment 7 ed2 2004-09-10 16:27:11 UTC
Since the View>Toolbars option is now implemented in the latest developer 
builds, doesn't this satisfy the need for a way of showing/hiding toolbars from 
the menu bar?

Also, Tools>Customise can easily be accessed from the menubar, so I can't see 
why anyone would need a context menu on the menubar which has the sole purpose 
of duplicating commands already available within the menu structure.
Comment 8 aparan 2004-09-22 09:28:45 UTC
Thinking from the ease of use view point I would ask for this enhancement
Comment 9 aparan 2005-02-09 09:57:24 UTC
So long, nothing heard :)
Comment 10 Olaf Felka 2005-02-09 10:10:55 UTC
@ aparan: Please don't change the version setting. We want to know when this
issue has been found. If nobody has fixed it it's logical that it will also
happen in the current version.
Comment 11 samphan 2005-11-29 05:23:26 UTC
Shouldn't OOo "provide a context menu anywhere on the toolbar and menubar to
show/hide toolbars"? This is the actual bahavior of MS Office 2003.
Lacking the ability to right-click on toolbar to show/hide toolbars is inconvenient.
Comment 12 kpalagin 2006-12-05 14:46:19 UTC
I think that this issue can be marked as duplicate of 33668 (to consolidate 
efforts of community and developers).
Please transfer your votes.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 33668 ***
Comment 13 ace_dent 2008-05-17 21:09:05 UTC
The Issue you raised has been marked as 'Resolved' and not updated within the
last 1 year+. I am therefore setting this issue to 'Verified' as the first step
towards Closing it. If you feel this is incorrect, please re-open the issue and
add any comments.

Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 14 ace_dent 2008-05-17 23:11:05 UTC
As per previous posting: Verified -> Closed.
A Closed Issue is a Happy Issue (TM).