On 07/05/2018 08:38 AM, Philip Jackson wrote:
I tried the Notebookbar after looking at the Fedora article. It worked
just as advertised and I managed to return to default using the '3 small
horizontal lines' icon on the rhs of the ribbon. I was using LO 22.214.171.124
I wasn't impressed by the Notebookbar - it seems to be variations on a
theme started by MS some years ago and immediately followed by some
other software houses just like it was the fashion of the day. The
introduction of the ribbon by Avid Sibelius raised howls of protest from
the veteran users of Sibelius - but that's just because we're mostly
very conservative and don't like change.
Yesterday, I upgraded LO to 126.96.36.199 and took the opportunity to recheck
Notebookbar. Out of the 6 variants, the first 2 'Contextual Groups' and
'Contextual Simple' don't show the little icon. The next 2 variants,
'Tabbed' and 'Tabbed Compact' do show the icon.
The last two, 'Grouped bar full' and 'Group bar compact' don't show the
icon BUT they do have an item at the far right called 'Menu' which has a
drop down which allows you to toggle on the Menu Bar - and to select
the different variants of Notebookbar.
The number of combinations seem to be numerous. I may have missed a
combination but it seemed to me that although I could turn off the
regular MenuBar in the Grouped Bar full and compact variants, it still
appeared in the 2 tabbed variants.
This ribbon seems good to pass away a few spare minutes. For a new user,
it may provide something of interest but I think I'll stay with the old
My observations and sentiments exactly.
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