Bug 101379 - UI - (on high resolution screens) text cursor is too thin and so nearly invisible
Summary: UI - (on high resolution screens) text cursor is too thin and so nearly invis...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisectRequest, regression
: 118286 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: HiDPI
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Reported: 2016-08-08 08:41 UTC by bordfeldt
Modified: 2021-03-05 04:18 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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screen prints in two versions (55.81 KB, image/png)
2018-02-04 15:07 UTC, Cor Nouws

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Description bordfeldt 2016-08-08 08:41:39 UTC
LO 5.2.04 on Windows 10 64 bit on high resolution screen (2376x1824)

In Writer the text cursor is very thin so its hard to see.
Comment 1 tommy27 2016-10-16 04:55:03 UTC
what about other applications with a cursor (i.e. Notepad) running on such hi-res monitors?

is the cursor visibility better or the same as LibO?
Comment 2 bordfeldt 2016-10-16 16:32:13 UTC
In Microsoft Word the visibiltiy is better, because the cursor is twice as thick than the cursor in LO writer. In many other applications the visibiltiy is bad too, because they are not adapted for this high resolution.
Comment 3 jani 2017-01-13 14:54:40 UTC
on osx cursor is fine
Comment 4 bordfeldt 2017-02-13 18:12:04 UTC
Still exists in, but seems to be a little bit better.

Was there any change dealing with the cursor-width?
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2017-05-27 14:15:31 UTC
Looks fine on Manjaro Linux. Scaling factor 2

Build ID: 5.3.3-1
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.11; UI Render: default; VCL: kde4; Layout Engine: new; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 6 Cor Nouws 2017-10-04 19:52:38 UTC
even on my 1366x768 I find the visibility in Writer in master worse then in e.g. 5.2. In the latter is was black, in master gray :\
Might be my eyes, but regularly I make a selection to see where the cursor is..
I see no setting in .. > Options > LibreOffice > Application colors.

Build ID: 892c719fffa06de4c7aeab497326cad7bae9e5c6
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2017-09-27_03:02:09
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); Calc: group

RFE for color, or ..? Is the color an issue too for you, @bordfedt?
Comment 7 Xisco Faulí 2017-11-06 17:12:55 UTC
> RFE for color, or ..? Is the color an issue too for you, @bordfedt?

Dear Reporter,
Could you please answer the question above?
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once the question is answered
Comment 8 bordfeldt 2017-11-06 18:12:38 UTC
Sorry for my late answer! Now I use and the visibility is the same like before. The color is not an issue for me. The cursor is black. But I often can't see the cursor immediatly, espacially if the cursor is in the middle of a document. So - like Cor Nouws reported - I have to make a selection to find the cursor.
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2017-11-07 06:59:21 UTC
NEW per comment 6, then.
Comment 10 bordfeldt 2018-02-04 14:23:58 UTC
Today tested in LO the visbility of the cursor ist still the same. On normal scaling factor (100%) it's hard to see, on higher scaling factots it's better.
Comment 11 Cor Nouws 2018-02-04 15:05:20 UTC
also on 1366X768 it is worse than in the past.
Regression > raising severity (In older versions, I never had to make a selection to see where the cursor was..)
Will attach screen shots
Comment 12 Cor Nouws 2018-02-04 15:07:26 UTC
Created attachment 139572 [details]
screen prints in two versions

screen prints in 367rc2 and a recent daily,
both 100% in LibreOffice and 100% when combining them in one image
screen resol. 1366x768
Comment 13 Buovjaga 2018-07-13 11:23:09 UTC
*** Bug 118286 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 14 jn 2018-08-09 08:26:15 UTC
This problem persists, at least on Linux, in Libre Office

Cf. https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/86083/how-can-i-change-the-cursor-thickness-in-writer/ 

Cf. also #105415?
Comment 15 bordfeldt 2019-03-05 18:47:53 UTC
Tested today on LO on Ubuntu 18.04. the visibility of the cursor is for me good enough now. The resolution of the screen is still the same (2376x1824).
Comment 16 QA Administrators 2021-03-05 04:18:19 UTC
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