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Bug 105873 - Add option for disabling UI scaling
Summary: Add option for disabling UI scaling
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Options-Dialog
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Reported: 2017-02-09 08:23 UTC by swiftgeek
Modified: 2019-08-31 16:06 UTC (History)
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Description swiftgeek 2017-02-09 08:23:44 UTC
On typical ThinkPad X200T screen (125x127dpi 1280x800) LibreOffice UI enables icon/other UI elements scaling which makes every UI element way too large even on "small" setting (ie. even on small setting it scales up more than enough for finger use on touchscreen).

Current workaround would be to run libreoffice with SAL_FORCEDPI=120 (highest value that doesn't enable scaling) but that breaks ruler and document scaling

In my opinion it would be the best to have option that would simply disables UI scaling that happens on screens over 120dpi, especially since "extra large" still makes UI touch friendly.
Comment 1 Tomaz Vajngerl 2017-02-09 08:31:52 UTC
in 5.3 the UI scaling factor 1.5x has been added in between 96 and 192 (for Win and GEN/GTK2 backend). For some users this backfires so we need a way to work around the scaling factor only.
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