Bug 113095 - Dialog tab labels dont have sufficient padding on Windows
Summary: Dialog tab labels dont have sufficient padding on Windows
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: UI-Theming Dialog-UX
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Reported: 2017-10-13 13:15 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2023-06-10 03:14 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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tab labels in word 2013 vs LO vs windows explorer (74.69 KB, image/png)
2017-10-13 13:15 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-13 13:15:01 UTC
Created attachment 136952 [details]
tab labels in word 2013 vs LO vs windows explorer

In the screenshot on Windows 8.1, you can see that dialog tab labels in LO have a 1px padding on either side between it and the dotted highlight border, while windows explorer has 4px padding and word 2013 has 10px padding.
Comment 1 andreas_k 2017-10-13 13:21:51 UTC
I would go with fit window wide if there are and a maximum size.
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-15 21:16:05 UTC
I think that a minimum horizontal padding should be set no matter what the theme the user uses on any OS. Heiko, Stuart: What are your takes?
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2017-10-16 09:56:27 UTC
Messing up with the system theme is not a good idea. It's also not a Windows-only solution. We should investigate first why the tabs are different over the three dialogs in the attachment.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2018-06-08 08:15:47 UTC
IIRC this has changed recently. Can we close the ticket, Andreas?
Comment 5 andreas_k 2018-06-08 10:23:46 UTC
Checked daily build on windows 7 but I don't see a difference in the tab style between 6.0 and master build. So where was the tab style changed?
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2018-06-08 10:39:56 UTC
Thought there was some effort but I might be wrong. And my take is to respect the system theme. Anyway, let's keep it open, but further UX input is not needed.
Comment 7 andreas_k 2018-06-08 10:48:41 UTC
I'm definitly for respect system theme but on the other side short words with 4 letters are very difficult to click so define a minimum horizontal padding would be nice AND not a windows only solution would help also the fallback "theme".
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2019-06-09 03:01:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 andreas_k 2019-06-09 19:42:13 UTC
There should be more padding at windows tabbs.
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2021-06-09 03:47:16 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2023-06-10 03:14:11 UTC
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