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Summary

Proposed new layout for the LibreOffice UI. The Mockup maximises vertical screen space while using a sidebar to take advantage of the abundance of horizontal screen space we have on the standard widescreen resolutions of today. The mockup is still quite rough since it's just a layout, it needs a lot more polish before it could ever go to development.

Here is a summary of the proposed changes:

-The context menu has been hidden (should be recallable using Alt key or through settings) on Operating Systems where it is not already integrated into the top panel (Mac OS and Ubuntu). -The bottom panel has also been removed but its vital components now exist in the lower part of the new sidebar. -The remaining top panel should be reserved for 'File' operations and other application level options such as a 'Tools' dropdown (similar to the 'Wrench' icon in Google's Chromium/Chrome browser). -The Drawers in the sidebar 'Toolbox' should act as an alternative to Microsft's ribbon. Features from the context menu should be graphically represented here and categorized along with the usual text editing/spreadsheet/presentation features found in the original toolbars.

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