did tabbed toolbar waste space?

With the release of 6.2 I read a lot of comments on the different threads. Several issues are listed. One was that Ribbons waste vertical space.

Tabbed toolbar waste vertical space

With default settings the standard toolbar need 110 px vertical space (menubar + 2 toolbar height), tabbed toolbar need 100 px and groupedbar compact 72 px. So the default toolbar need most vertical space.

Toolbar_Vergleich

Difference in height (with GTK3 backend)

  • 110 px for standard toolbar need most vertical space cause the default icon size is 24px (large icons) and you have two toolbars and the menubar
  • 100 px for tabbed toolbar cause the default icon size is 16px (small) and you don’t need an menubar.
  • 72 px for groupedbar compact need the same vertical space than single toolbar.

Yes MSO Ribbons need a lot of vertical space, which is an issue on laptops. Therefore you can show the tabbs only. In LibreOffice we have different UI’s for different workflows, but also for different screen’s. For example on your 32 inch office screen you’d like to work with standard toolbar but on mobile you prefer tabbed compact toolbar (which will be released with 6.3).

On windows the difference between LibreOffice tabbed toolbare and MS Office ribbons is

94 px vs. 110 px

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LibreOffice 6.3 and Sifr

Tomorrow LibreOffice 6.2 will be released. Time to give you some information what will come in LibreOffice 6.3.

My work in process is an huge update of the sifr icon theme

SifrThemeUpdte

Sifr icon theme todo:

  1. Make Sifr SVG ready
    Draw some thousands new svg icons.
  2. Redraw icons to have an unique design
    All icons should use an 2px wide line. Make all lines grid align so blur will be reduced as much as possible.
  3. Finish Sifr
    A lot of icons are missing in Sifr which will be added.

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LibreOffice 6.2 finished

Done in LibreOffice 6.2

  • Standard Context Toolbar standardization – less UI jumping
  • Right click Context Toolbar standardization and big feature update
  • Tabbed Notebookbar finalized for 6.2
  • Groupedbar compact Toolbar finalized for 6.2
  • Breeze and Colibre icon update

Test out LibreOffice 6.2 and give us feedback at bugs.documentfoundation.org

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