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Bug 115886 - missing slide borders in "slide sorter" view on hiDPI display
Summary: missing slide borders in "slide sorter" view on hiDPI display
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: HiDPI
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Reported: 2018-02-20 15:26 UTC by Eric M
Modified: 2019-05-29 16:18 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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No slide boders in slide sorter view (426.09 KB, image/jpeg)
2018-02-20 15:26 UTC, Eric M
slide borders in slide sorter view (216.95 KB, image/jpeg)
2018-02-20 15:27 UTC, Eric M

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Description Eric M 2018-02-20 15:26:45 UTC
Created attachment 140016 [details]
No slide boders in slide sorter view

See the two attached jpg images. Both are for the exact same presentation, in the exact same version of LibreOffice, on the exact same version of Fedora (27). The slides with borders in slide sorter view is on a desktop with lower resolution screen. The slides with no borders are on a hiDPI laptop.

There is no configuration that I could find or Google for that allows setting of this border.

Ignore the blurry images in some of the slides themselves. That is a separate issue that I've already submitted bug reports about.
Comment 1 Eric M 2018-02-20 15:27:30 UTC
Created attachment 140017 [details]
slide borders in slide sorter view
Comment 2 Eric M 2018-02-22 01:41:31 UTC
This has something to do with the gtk settings. I can eliminate the issue by setting


and starting ooimpress from the command line.
Comment 3 Eric M 2018-02-22 15:17:12 UTC
More notes for those noticing the same issue.

Setting the environment variables above isn't the greatest fix. Although the borders appear in the slide sorter view and panel, the resolution of the whole LO interface is blurred, including the slides and thumbnails. I don't know how to get around this, but it has to do with the chosen screen resolution and scaling factor of the hiDPI display. Perhaps there is some combination that can scale up the application but not be blurry? I tried many but couldn't find one. I'm using KDE and these settings are all configurable. In Gnome, all of this is set for the user and the LO interface is blurry from the start (at least on my laptop running Fedora 27).
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2018-04-11 16:30:33 UTC
Confirmed with a HiDPI display & Manjaro Linux

Build ID: 6.0.2-1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.14; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 5 Eric M 2018-05-28 18:19:51 UTC
Problem still exists with KDE plasma 5 on Fedora 28, and LO 

The key issue: setting the "force fonts dpi" to anything above 120 will result in LO impress not drawing the box around slides in slide sorter view. Setting GDK_SCALE or GDK_DPI_SCALE to anything one wants has no effect.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2019-05-29 02:53:10 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Eric M 2019-05-29 16:18:18 UTC
Bug is still present in It is a hiDPI issue and is not present at low or lower resolutions.