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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#55096 closed feature request (reported-upstream)

Floating toolbar should be in left white space margin

Reported by: ostinatofreak's profile ostinatofreak Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Editor Keywords: block-editor-ui
Focuses: ui Cc:


The floating toolbar in the block-style editor is always covering up what I most recently wrote, which is EXTREMELY bothersome to a writer who is trying to achieve flow of writing (one needs to re-read what they just wrote quite often, but the stupid toolbar is ALWAYS covering it up - words cannot describe how annoying I find this to be). There is a ton of wasted white space in the left and right margins on my landscape-view desktop monitor. Why not make use of this white space and make this floating toolbar a vertical bar in the left margin (instead of the horizontal bar it currently is)?

I'm sure the floating horizontal toolbar is a life-saver for those using smartphones where I assume there is no white space in the left/right margins, but I would wager that most people writing blog articles are not using smartphones to write; they are using desktops and laptops that all have this wasted white space.

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#1 @sabernhardt
2 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor
  • Keywords block-editor-ui added

Hi and thanks for the report!

Because this involves the block editor, it should be reported on GitHub. Could you open a new issue there?

For now, I recommend using the existing "Top toolbar" view to determine whether that works well for you.

Last edited 2 years ago by sabernhardt (previous) (diff)

#2 @sabernhardt
2 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks for opening an issue on GitHub!

I'll close this ticket now.

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