Issue 90112 - Turn context toolbars permanently ON/OFF
Summary: Turn context toolbars permanently ON/OFF
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 90750 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2008-05-29 13:46 UTC by david
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:40 UTC (History)
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Description david 2008-05-29 13:46:35 UTC
When - using the View menu - I make ONLY the Formatting toolbar visible and 
select a picture the toolbars change. I assume that the toolbar view is now in 
a new MODE where I configure which toolbars are shown for pictures. I now do 
the same - make ONLY the Formatting toolbar visible in the View menu. Now I 
click on the text again and - as I expected - the toolbar stays. However, when 
I select the picture again, the Formatting Toolbar disspears - even though I 

Please make toolbars stay when pictures (and other content) is selected when 
the user specifically turns them on using the View menu to configure the 
toolbars for that content.

-- David
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-05-29 17:15:15 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2008-05-30 10:28:03 UTC
Comment 3 eric.savary 2008-05-30 10:28:29 UTC
Comment 4 carsten.driesner 2008-05-30 10:42:35 UTC
cd->filkin: I am sorry but you cannot configure toolbars for a special "context"
(e.g. table mode, picture mode). That's currently not possible, therefore you
suggest a "request for enhancement" and not report an issue. This "problem" is
not specific for a certain application module but depends on the framework

cd->fl: May be you can think about a special configuration mode where people can
configure the UI for different contexts.
Comment 5 david 2008-05-30 11:01:45 UTC
> you cannot configure toolbars for a special "context"

You can't? Then why does the toolbars appear and dissappear when I turn them 
all off? - is it a request for en enhancement when their're malfunctioning?

> you suggest a "request for enhancement"

No I don't want the modes - I thought they were already in there. What I'm 
trying to report is that a toolbar re-appear even though it's turned off. Isn't 
that a defect?

> Maybe you can think about a special configuration mode
> where people can configure the UI for different contexts.

No thanks :) I thought that what was I was seeing in the current confusing and 
unpredictable behavoir. I simply hope you will fix this defect that makes it 
impossible to hide toolbars permanently. It worked in the old versions and now 
it's been changed to - for some users - the worse - with no option to turn this 
new behvaiour off and make toolbars permanently hidden.

- David
Comment 6 eric.savary 2008-06-15 17:52:21 UTC
*** Issue 90750 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 eric.savary 2008-06-15 17:55:24 UTC
Rewrote summary
Comment 8 carsten.driesner 2008-06-16 09:29:09 UTC
cd->filkin: Now I am confused. In your first description you complain that the
"Formatting Toolbar" disappears. As I described before, we have a context
sensitive user interface. A toolbar which is context sensitive (e.g. the
"Formatting Toolbar") and the current context doesn't contain the functions for
the "Formatting Toolbar", the "Formatting Toolbar" will be hidden. There is only
a function available "via View - Toolbars" to hide a context sensitive toolbar
permantently. You cannot "define" that a toolbar loses its context
sensitiveness. If you are sure that you cannot hide a toolbar persistently, then
this would be a bug. Please clearly describe your current problem.
Comment 9 starko 2008-10-09 10:13:19 UTC
Is it so difficult to give us the possibility to toggle Context Sensitivity on
and off? Put a checkbox somewhere! This is an annoying smart feature at least to
some of the users if not to majority. Whoever you are that is in charge of this
issue please listen to the users and not to your ego!
Comment 10 david 2008-10-09 22:00:05 UTC
On OpenOffice 3.0 beta it seems this has been fixed.

When I click on a picture and turn off all toolbars they stay hidden next time 
I click a pitcure. Even after I've quit.