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How do I restore my old tool bar - I hate this ribbon thingy of Microsoft's - One of the major reasons I switched to LibreOffice.

asked 2018-12-29 23:39:23 +0200

TomSaine gravatar image

How do I restore my old Tool Bar - I hate the MS Ribbon - One of the big reasons I use LibreOffice was the old user-frendly tool bar.

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answered 2018-12-30 03:51:39 +0200

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updated 2018-12-31 19:58:13 +0200


You don't specify which toolbar you are currently displaying. On a recent version, v6.1.4.2, if on the tabbed toolbar, click the gear icon in upper right corner. Then select User Interface->Standard Toolbar. If a different 'ribbon' toolbar, then Menu in upper right with same selections.

Edit 2018-12-31:

Don't know what you are experiencing but here is your question under an edit using Firefox:

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The icon just to the left of the paperclip is to add images.

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Just wanted to add that the recent version's notebookbar's variants are all non-default options, and need explicit manual activation. So even if "One of the big reasons I use LibreOffice was the old user-frendly tool bar", there's no reason to be aggressive with those "I hate" in caption, since it's you who enabled the option.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-12-30 06:47:44 +0200 )edit

Sorry you were offended, my appologies. However, just so you know, I did not (did not) initiate the new tool bar it came up automatically when I opened the firts file after installing v6.1.4.2 (x64). Now, just tell me how to get back to the old tool bar, that's all I want. The guy above suggested that I should click on the gear icon, however, there is no gear icon, nor a menu tab, so I'm lost.

TomSaine gravatar imageTomSaine ( 2018-12-30 07:56:06 +0200 )edit

Please post a screenshot, so that we know what you see. Or do a user profile reset.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-12-30 08:26:35 +0200 )edit

I'm sorry. I'm new to some of this. I do not know how to upload a photo to this site, or attach a photo to this message. I tried to drag it to this text window, but that did not work. Perhaps I should just forget it and stop bothering you.

TomSaine gravatar imageTomSaine ( 2018-12-30 19:20:21 +0200 )edit

Please edit your question (Edit link at the bottom right of the question), and use image <img> Ctrl-G control in the edit toolbar.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-12-30 19:40:31 +0200 )edit

image Mike thanks for your patients. As I said I'm pretty new at this. When I hit Ctrl-G ( I presume you mean the Ctrl key on the keyboard and the letter G) I get a "Find in page" box at the pop up at the bottom of my screen, nothing about image

TomSaine gravatar imageTomSaine ( 2018-12-30 19:46:50 +0200 )edit

See this image -> How do I attach a file to my question/answer?. When you edit your question, this toolbar is above your question. The image pointed to has the 'paperclip' icon circled. This is to attach files. The icon to its left is the one you want. It is to attach images.

Sent by 'The guy above' (?? how could you possibly assume??)

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2018-12-30 19:59:41 +0200 )edit

Sorry, my edit bar dosen't have the icon shown in the tutorial. There is: Bold, Italic, an icon of a globe (link to a website I presume), 101/010, and the two list icons, both numerical and bullet—nothing else. And again when I hit Ctrl-G I get the search dialogue box at the bottom of my screen. I'm using Firefox v64.0 if that makes any difference.

TomSaine gravatar imageTomSaine ( 2018-12-30 20:13:24 +0200 )edit

Sorry, have to log off for a while.

TomSaine gravatar imageTomSaine ( 2018-12-30 20:26:31 +0200 )edit

@TomSaine Have increased your abilities (karma). Please try again.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2018-12-30 20:29:45 +0200 )edit
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