Bug 146651 - FIND AND REPLACE: difficult to recognize certain search/replace terms, enlarge the UI font (optionally) for clarity
Summary: FIND AND REPLACE: difficult to recognize certain search/replace terms, enlarg...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 126752
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Find-Search
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Reported: 2022-01-08 13:05 UTC by R. Green
Modified: 2022-01-10 09:04 UTC (History)
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Description R. Green 2022-01-08 13:05:03 UTC
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 85f04e9f809797b8199d13c421bd8a2b025d52b5
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded


It is virtually impossible to tell the difference between, for example, straight quotes and curly quotes when they are a find or replace term in "Find" or "Find & replace".


It would be convenient if there was some way to increase the size of certain entered characters in "Find and Replace" to make it possible for the naked eye to resolve fine differences between certain characters – such as quotation marks, apostrophes etc. Older users especially might appreciate this.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2022-01-08 14:48:43 UTC
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2022-01-10 09:04:13 UTC
Clearly -1 to UI zooming. It's up to the font designer to make quotes easy to distinguish. 

The actual point is probably that you haven both straight and curly quotes in your document but you find only the exact match. Don't see a simple solution for this out of the box.

Ultimately I believe this issue is a duplicate of bug 126752 (F&R returns auto replacement too).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 126752 ***