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show/hide the side panel [closed]

asked 2014-11-18 20:51:46 +0200

simon gravatar image

Hi -- I use the side panel in LO Writer to display the Navigator and the "Styles and Formatting window" (see the attached screenshot). By clicking on the handle, I can show/hide the whole panel (not simply undock the windows, or show/hide the individual components).

Is there any way to do this with a keyboard shortcut? I am familiar with PyUno and can write an python script to do this programmatically if a relevant api is exposed.

I would be grateful for any help with this! Thanks!


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answered 2014-11-30 16:20:46 +0200

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updated 2014-11-30 16:22:43 +0200

In LO's Windows version, you can assign a keyboard shortcut.

Right click on a menu, select customize toolbar.

Select Keyboard tab.

Scroll to a short cut you would like. (I would verify that the one you choose is not system assign by closing all dialogs and testing it to see if it does anything)

In bottom frames:

Category: View
Function: Sidebar

Click Modify in upper right corner. Sidebar should appear next to the keyboard shortcut you have highlight. Click okay.

Test your shortcut to see if it performs as desired.

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Thanks for your answer @Rugslug -- this is not the "sidebar" I'm talking about, unfortunately (which is why I went to the trouble of including a screenshot). I should have mentioned that I had already used the method you describe. I suppose I've just hit a limitation of LO.

simon gravatar imagesimon ( 2014-11-30 18:46:03 +0200 )edit

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