Bug 127133 - Font in the formula bar in Calc is ugly and way too big....
Summary: Font in the formula bar in Calc is ugly and way too big....
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 127066
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2019-08-23 23:01 UTC by Marqeaux
Modified: 2019-08-24 01:46 UTC (History)
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Description Marqeaux 2019-08-23 23:01:38 UTC
Since LibreOffice 6.3. the formula bar in LibreOffice Calc has a much bigger font (16px!). I understand this is a feature, but it looks ugly. Not only the font size, but also the formula bar itself, which has been increased in height also. It takes up more space on smaller screens and it gives the impression of being a faulty implementation in the GUI.

Via the "expert configuration" option in "Extra" > "Options" > "Advanced" I tried to change the font size of the formula bar, but it seems like this feature is hard coded and not to be changed by the user. I couldn't find anything in the expert configuration to change the font size (unfortunately).

Is there a way to revert this feature? Like it was in LibreOffice 6.2 and before, and that - instead of a hard coded feature - the font size of the formula bar is being altered by the user, if desired? This option could be build in into the expert configuration, or maybe by right clicking on the mouse button when the pointer is inside the formula bar, which gives the possibility to change the font size (if this is desired by the user).

Is that a good idea (and possible)?

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start up LibreOffice 6.3
2. Open LibreOffice Calc
3. See the formula bar when you type something in a cell: the font size is much bigger than the rest of the GUI...

Actual Results:
Font size too big and the formula bar is increased in height (and therefore looks like it's not intended in the GUI and takes up more space on smaller screens)...

Expected Results:
Give an option to increase or decrease the font size by the user him/herself, instead of an hard coded feature. This could (hopefully) be done in the expert configuration or (maybe even better) as a right click with the mouse when the pointer is in the formula bar.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
This feature is present since LibreOffice 6.3.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2019-08-24 01:46:38 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 127066 ***