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When I import a picture or a chart into my document and click on it, LibreOffice spawns a toolbar, shifts the whole screen around for a second, and then allows me to move stuff again. It gets very annoying when you need to be constantly moving an image or a table around.

Is there anyway to tell LibreOffice to just sit tight and trust me to look for the toolbar when I actually need it?

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Not exactly the desired result, but OpenOffice will remember if such a floating toolbar was deselected using "View" -> "Toolbars" (found this in an OOo forum - credits: this post).

For example: OOo will show the "table" toolbar if the cursor is inside a table. If the table toolbar is visible, you can hide it using "View" -> "Toolbars" and deselect "Table". OOo will take account of it and won't show the table toolbar automatically furthermore. Using the toolbar's context menu won't work this way - it will hide the toolbar only once and display it again the next time.

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Thank the lords! I'd upvote you a hundred times if I could. By this way this also works in LibreOffice. – n0pe Aug 21 '11 at 13:42
Do you know if I can achieve the opposite - make the Table toolbar permanently visible and not go away when I stop editing a table in my document? – Dmitry Pashkevich Jul 4 '13 at 8:08

I prevented the screen from moving around by dragging the toolbar so that it becomes floating.

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