Bug 144264 - all icons in toolbar, notebookbar, sidebar are blurred in macOS 11.5
Summary: all icons in toolbar, notebookbar, sidebar are blurred in macOS 11.5
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 122113
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:
Reported: 2021-09-02 08:51 UTC by mitox
Modified: 2022-01-02 05:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

ok steve MacBookPro late 2017 macOS 11.5.2 (968.25 KB, image/png)
2021-09-11 08:42 UTC, steve
problem mitox MacBookPro late 2017 macOS 11.5.2 (1.34 MB, image/png)
2021-09-11 08:43 UTC, steve

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Description mitox 2021-09-02 08:51:23 UTC
blurred icons in macOS both in small icons or large icons

Steps to Reproduce:
open any .odt file or .dos file

Actual Results:
blurred icons

Expected Results:
clear icons

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
[Information automatically included from LibreOffice]
Locale: en-US
Module: SpreadsheetDocument
[Information guessed from browser]
OS: Mac OS X (All)
OS is 64bit: no
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2021-09-02 19:00:49 UTC
Please clarify what icons do you mean?
Do you have a HiDPI display?
Please write here info from your LibreOffice's About dialog
Comment 2 mitox 2021-09-06 08:09:00 UTC
==== Blurred Icons



all the icons in the red boxes are blurred, which drove me mad.

Yes, HiDPi is on.


Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 9a9c6381e3f7a62afc1329bd359cc48accb6435b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.16; UI render: default; VCL: osx
Locale: en-US (en_CN.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2021-09-07 03:51:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 steve 2021-09-07 09:17:42 UTC
@mitox: Which icon set are you using? Have you tried other icon sets? Are those also affected? Are you using the SVG version or non SVG version?

Which mac are you using from which year and what is your exact macOS version?
Comment 5 mitox 2021-09-09 10:18:29 UTC
I tried all the iconsets, 

Iconsets with a "(SVG)" tag are more blurred than those without the tag.


=== System Info

macOS Big Sur 11.5.2

MBP late 2017
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2021-09-10 04:14:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 steve 2021-09-11 08:42:22 UTC
Adding a comparison screenshot of MacBook Pro late 2017, macOS 11.5.2, LO icons looking fine.
And adding reporters screenshot to attachments for better accessibility as this bug already is getting hard to read otherwise.
Comment 8 steve 2021-09-11 08:42:53 UTC
Created attachment 174967 [details]
ok steve MacBookPro late 2017 macOS 11.5.2
Comment 9 steve 2021-09-11 08:43:38 UTC
Created attachment 174968 [details]
problem mitox MacBookPro late 2017 macOS 11.5.2
Comment 10 steve 2021-09-11 09:14:28 UTC
Please reset your user profile: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile#Resolving_corruption and see if the problem then persists.
Comment 11 mitox 2021-09-15 02:17:46 UTC
Hi steve,

I asked 4 colleagues if the icons were blurred. They all agreed LibreOffice has problems displaying the icons right and clear.

I tried 

I think the easiest way to solve the problem is to use @2x image instead. It is not a bit complicated. I just don't understand why you just pretend to overlook the UI failure.

icons in attachment "ok steve MacBookPro late 2017 macOS 11.5.2" are blurred. for example, The 'Bold' icon 'B', The 'Italic' icon 'I', so on, the problem is sooooooooo obvious and easy to tell.

I apologize if you just reject to admit what you see and I wasn't aware of that. Though the UI failure drives me mad, I do know it's impossible to awaken a person who is pretending sleeping. 

This is the last comment I will make about the issue. If you still persist, just close the damn issue, please.
Comment 12 Thorsten Wagner 2021-09-16 20:54:52 UTC
Yes, all bitmaps on retina displays are blurred. Reason is that hidpi bitmaps are not implemented for know. Only text and vector graphics are implemented. Bitmaps are upscaled as a workaround causing this blur.

I am working on this issue, but due to limited time this will take longer. Bitmap code is not designed for double resolution currently.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 141065 ***
Comment 13 Telesto 2022-01-02 05:46:25 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 122113 ***