Bug ID: 115858
           Summary: formatting toolbar: on the styles list, more button
                    should move the focus on "styles" window
           Product: LibreOffice
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: medium
         Component: UI

Hello all,

Since LibreOffice 5, the style and formatting dialog has been dropped and
replaced by the one shipped on the sidebar. Since that, the "more styles" item
(after I press ctrl-f11) but this opening does not catch the caret which stays
inside the document windows instead of the new-opened "style and formatting".

This current implementation makes keyboard users confused because they expect
to see their cursor moved to the full "styles and formatting" list on a
floating window Whereas just now, they have to guess that the sidebar has been
opened and try reaching to it via keyboard, that is a not possible action.

Opening the style and formatting sidebar pane seems also not the behavior
expected by sidebar users. Sidebar users will use the style pane available on
the "properties" tab because it already offers the styles list. Users who do
not want to use the sidebar at all don't expect to see sidebar opened on a non
sidebar element.

I assume the implementation I propose should satisfy the majority because
sidebar users could continue to use the sidebar and people who don't want to
use it will be able to avoid it.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open LibreOffice Writer
2. Press ctrl+F11 or click on the drop-down styles list from the formatting bar
3. Choose more styles

Actual Results:  
The keyboard focus comes back to the document contents

Expected Results:
The keyboard focus should move to a new floating windows "styles and
formatting" as it is the case on LibreOffice 4.2 or with navigator (pressing

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Best regards.

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