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Quick way to hide/show my toolbars

asked 2017-10-04 07:13:05 +0100

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Is there a quick way to show/hide my toolbars? (Not show/hide one at a time, but all I am using)

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Had the same question & found yours. What worked for me was to customize a new toolbar to include all the toolbars I wanted quick access to - much quicker to display/ hide than going through the View menu. In Impress, Tools> Customize> + (upper right side) > Enter Toolbar Name > Save in (LibreOffice Impress). Then from the dropdown box "Standard", find your toolbar and add the Functions you want to it from the left. Right arrow adds it to the toolbar, left arrow takes it off.

vrush gravatar imagevrush ( 2018-10-20 22:21:10 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-10-04 08:55:29 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Would not ViewFull Screen be what you need? You can toggle with Ctrl+Shift+J


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@pierre-yves samyn I believe this time yours is the better and faster solution :)

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-10-04 09:04:22 +0100 )edit

This is good if you want a single fullscreen window, but doesn't help if you want multiple windows alongside each other on a single monitor.

peci1 gravatar imagepeci1 ( 2018-01-04 12:19:30 +0100 )edit

answered 2017-10-04 08:48:00 +0100

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updated 2017-10-04 09:11:53 +0100


You can do this with a macro. The macro is a toggle; if toolbars on it will turn off; if toolbars off it will turn on. Macro:

Sub Toggle_Toolbar
     Dim oLayoutManager as Object
     oLayoutManager = thisComponent.CurrentController.Frame.LayoutManager
     If oLayoutManager.isVisible then
        oLayoutManager.visible = 0
        oLayoutManager.visible = 1
     End If
End Sub

It would be best to add this as a new menu/item ( use Tools->Customize then Menu tab) so as to be able to toggle on/off when wanted. If you are unfamiliar with either macros or adding a menu item, see the LO Getting Started Documentation, Chapters 13 & 14 for clarification.


Sample with new menu item after Help: ToolBarsOnOff.odt

I may be wrong but I believe you also would need to install Java JRE for this to work.

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