Bug 84800 - Treat menu bar as toolbar and allow toolbars to shrink
Summary: Treat menu bar as toolbar and allow toolbars to shrink
Alias: None
Product: kdelibs
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: kdeui (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Compiled Sources Other
: NOR wishlist with 21 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdelibs bugs
: 87406 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-07-09 13:43 UTC by Cláudio F. Gil
Modified: 2011-07-26 12:10 UTC (History)
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Description Cláudio F. Gil 2004-07-09 13:43:31 UTC
Version:            (using KDE Devel)
Installed from:    Compiled sources
OS:                I Don't Know


It would be nice if the menu bar of all applications was like a tool bar, that is, if you could drag the menu to other location like bellow the toolbars. In fact I am mainly thinking in allowing to put other toolbars alongside with the menu.
This feature exists in Firefox (some doubts about how flexible is it) and I used to put the most used bookmarks to the right of the "Help" menu. In WinXP this is a standard feature that one can fully use in the office suite.

One other step to increasing usabillity (?) and flexibility was to allow toolbars to shrink. It's difficult for me to explain but it is best seen in WordXP. You can overlap toolbars and if a toolbar does not have enough space to show all actions it will show ony the most used and a button to show the actions that were hidden.
this would kind of solve the <a href="http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=67207">#67207</a> wish.

Maybe this should be submited directly to Qt but since KDE as a great impact in the Qt development, Qt 4 is to be realeased, and KDE uses its own KMenuBar and KToolBar you could move this upstream in the proper way if you like it.
Comment 1 Christoph Feck 2009-06-26 06:40:12 UTC
*** Bug 87406 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***