Bug 128699 - macOS: LibreOffice does not have Retina PNG toolbar icons
Summary: macOS: LibreOffice does not have Retina PNG toolbar icons
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on: 141065
Blocks: macOS-UI-polish Icon-Themes-Code
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Reported: 2019-11-10 16:02 UTC by eisa01
Modified: 2024-05-06 14:39 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Blurry toolbar icons (147.80 KB, image/png)
2019-11-10 16:03 UTC, eisa01
Icon themes available in Vanilla (168.50 KB, image/png)
2019-11-10 21:23 UTC, eisa01
SVG rendering and settings in 7.0 nightly (435.32 KB, image/png)
2020-04-02 20:25 UTC, eisa01
LO vs Word (158.64 KB, image/png)
2023-04-02 09:26 UTC, eisa01
libre-office-calc-blurry-icons (868.31 KB, image/png)
2023-07-05 15:25 UTC, Wojtek

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Description eisa01 2019-11-10 16:02:27 UTC
The toolbar icons on LibreOffice Vanilla does not support retina resolution

Steps to Reproduce:
Open LibreOffice
Open e.g., Writer

Actual Results:
See blurry toolbar icons

Expected Results:
See non-blurry toolbar icons

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 eisa01 2019-11-10 16:03:17 UTC
Created attachment 155676 [details]
Blurry toolbar icons
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2019-11-10 20:27:06 UTC
Any better if you select one of the SVG icon themes?  Retina, and other HiDPI, implementations are why they are delivered.

Tools -> Options -> View  the 'Icon style' drop list.
Comment 3 eisa01 2019-11-10 21:23:41 UTC
Created attachment 155688 [details]
Icon themes available in Vanilla

There's no SVG version, and neither of the themes are crisp

(Aside, on the current nightly the SVG versions are rendered super blurry, but that may be the other bug)
Comment 4 Alex Thurgood 2019-11-12 15:42:59 UTC
Confirming that there are no SVG icon sets in LO Vanilla 6262, only Tango and Colibre.

However, I don't see really any blurry icons, at least not with my MBPro outputting "optimised for retina" display to a Thunderbolt 27" external display, and choosing "Very Large" as the default icon size, and Tango as the default (automatic) icon set. Did I miss something ?
Comment 5 eisa01 2019-11-17 13:04:49 UTC
Blurry may not be the best description, it's more pixelated.

You can clearly see the pixels in the toolbar icons, as it's low res version. I can not see this in e.g., Microsoft Office apps

Also the dropdown chevrons are pixelated

Where are the icons stored in the application bundle? would be the quickest way to confirm they are low resolution
Comment 6 Alex Thurgood 2019-11-20 16:48:30 UTC
Confirming on a different external monitor running at 1080p
Comment 7 Rizal Muttaqin 2020-03-29 12:56:51 UTC
Please recheck this issue with daily master build (currently 7.0 version) which included new Sukapura icons both PNG and SVG version. You can try it out here:


You can also install it via extension which more convenient to do:

Bitmap version:


SVG version:

Comment 8 eisa01 2020-04-02 20:25:35 UTC
Created attachment 159280 [details]
SVG rendering and settings in 7.0 nightly

The theme looks good, but both the pixel version and the SVG is still "non-Retina"

I tried OpenGL and Skia rendering of the SVG theme, didn't help
Comment 9 Dennis Roczek 2023-03-28 09:14:25 UTC
@eisa01 is the same problem in TDF's version at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/libreoffice/id1630474372 ?
Comment 10 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-03-28 11:28:48 UTC
eisa seems to have tested with the TDF builds already in comment 8. If that's the case, no need to go through the app store, eisa.
Changing summary to remove the Vanilla mention.
Wondering if it was related to bug 122218.
Setting to needinfo, please set back to new when tested.
Comment 11 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-03-28 12:12:55 UTC
This one is PNG, bug 130678 is for SVG.
Comment 12 eisa01 2023-04-02 09:23:53 UTC
The App Store version is not related to this after all, it is also the case with the normal download

Still present, toolbar icons are not crisp

Version: (AARCH64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 53bb9681a964705cf672590721dbc85eb4d0c3a2
CPU threads: 10; OS: Mac OS X 13.3; UI render: default; VCL: osx
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 13 eisa01 2023-04-02 09:26:50 UTC
Created attachment 186404 [details]
LO vs Word

Just to illustrate how it compares to other office suites
Comment 14 Wojtek 2023-07-05 15:25:39 UTC
Created attachment 188219 [details]
Comment 15 Wojtek 2023-07-05 15:27:26 UTC
I was just bugged by this and finally decided to submit an issue but I see it's already here. 

As others mentioned - icons are not "retina" - no matter if it's SVG or PNG versions, they are pixelated.

It's not only top toolbar icons, but also icons in sidebar, zoom slider dot, find toolbar icons, the triangular thingies for wrapped toolbar to show mor icons.

Version: (AARCH64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 36ccfdc35048b057fd9854c757a8b67ec53977b6
CPU threads: 10; OS: Mac OS X 13.4.1; UI render: default; VCL: osx
Locale: pl-PL (es_PL.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 16 steve 2024-05-06 14:39:19 UTC
With the recent fix for svg icons in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130678 svg is likely the way forward and works as expected now.

Debate needs to be had whether svg icons should be the default for LibreOffice on macOS but there likely won't be any work happening improving png icons on macOS now that svg is working fine.

Please test https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/current.html and report back if you are still seeing trouble with the svg icon themes.