Showing, Docking and Hiding Windows

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Some windows in LibreOffice are dockable, such as the Navigator window. You can move these windows, re-size them or dock them to an edge.

Docking and Undocking Windows

To dock a window, do one of the following:

  • Drag the window by its title bar to the side, or
  • Double-click inside a vacant area of the window while holding down the Ctrl key. In the Styles and Formatting window, double-click a gray part of the window next to the icons while holding down the Ctrl key. Alternatively, press Ctrl+Shift+F10.

These methods can also be used to undock a currently docked window.

Showing and Hiding Docked Windows

Click the button on the edge of the docked window to show or hide the docked window. The AutoHide function allows you to temporarily show a hidden window by clicking on its edge. When you click in the document, the docked window hides again.

Related Topics

Note.png Docking toolbars and windows by drag-and-drop depends on your system's window manager settings. You must enable your system to show the full window contents when you move a window, instead of showing just the outer frame.

Using Toolbars