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Toolbars automatically open or close

Postby CatBookWriter » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:55 am

I don't want the Lines and Colors toolbar so I closed it. After closing out of Draw, I reopened the program and saw that toolbar again. The opposite happened with some toolbars I did want. The Fontworks, Frame, Table, and 3D Settings toolbars are some I'm seeing disappear wehn I reopen Draw. The only solution I could figure out was create new toolbars with many of the same buttons. Is this supposed to happen? I switched from Libre Office to Open Office because of this and it made no difference.
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Re: Toolbars automatically open or close

Postby Zizi64 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:59 am

The Fontworks, Frame, Table, and 3D Settings toolbars are some I'm seeing disappear wehn I reopen Draw.


Some of these toolbars have a "dinamic appearing" property: maybe they are switched ON, but they only will be appeared when a relevant object is selected.
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Re: Toolbars automatically open or close

Postby CatBookWriter » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:17 pm

That makes no sense. I have to use the toolbars to create an object to select.
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Re: Toolbars automatically open or close

Postby RoryOF » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:20 pm

CatBookWriter wrote:That makes no sense. I have to use the toolbars to create an object to select.


Often an object (e,g, a table) is created from a menu entry on the main menu bar. When that table is clicked on, the Table toolbar pops up.
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Re: Toolbars automatically open or close

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:56 pm

Some toolbars are context sensitive. For example in Writer when you are in a table and switch off the toolbar, then it will stop to pop up automatically afterward. You have to be in a table and display it again to retrieve the automatic behavior.
Not sure how to do the same with non-context sensitive toolbars however.
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Re: Toolbars automatically open or close

Postby CatBookWriter » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:56 am

RoryOF wrote:
CatBookWriter wrote:That makes no sense. I have to use the toolbars to create an object to select.


Often an object (e,g, a table) is created from a menu entry on the main menu bar. When that table is clicked on, the Table toolbar pops up.


The thing is there are object insert buttons on toolbars. If you have to use a menu to create a table, the existence of that toolbar button is pointless. I created a new table toolbar just for that.
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Re: Toolbars automatically open or close

Postby RoryOF » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:03 am

So now you are happy? Everyone works in a different way.
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Re: Toolbars automatically open or close

Postby CatBookWriter » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:12 pm

RoryOF wrote:So now you are happy? Everyone works in a different way.


I am happy about my new toolbars not disappearing, but not seeing the Lines and Colors toolbar every single time.
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