Bug 43253 - Zooming in "New Window" split view
Summary: Zooming in "New Window" split view
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 52498 64541 68447 86828 111743 129828 151416 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Zoom New-Window-Same-File
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Reported: 2011-11-26 02:10 UTC by cniehaus
Modified: 2023-02-21 09:28 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Description cniehaus 2011-11-26 02:10:17 UTC
Problem description: 

Open any file. Open a second view of that file (a second window). Now align the windows so that you can see both windows at the same time.

Zoom in and out of one window. The zooming is (in theory) independend in both windows. But this is not true. In the inactive window (the one in which you don't zoom) "things" happen:

- The page is moving left/right
- If the passive window is zoomed out so that you don't have the handels at the bottom of the screen (those things you can move left and right to move the view). If you zoom in the active window those handles appear for no reason in the passive window. That makes no sense.

Expected behavior:
Nothing at all should happen in the second window.

I could make a video and upload to vimeo or so if you want. It is a bit difficult to explain...
Comment 1 Carsten Niehaus 2012-01-06 05:33:25 UTC
A friend of mine is able to confirm this bug (also Win7, also LO 3.4.x).
Comment 2 Carsten Niehaus 2012-01-22 12:24:06 UTC
Confirmed with

LibreOffice 3.5.0rc1 
Build-ID: b6c8ba5-8c0b455-0b5e650-d7f0dd3-b100c87
Comment 3 Javier Catalá 2012-04-21 07:55:50 UTC
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.5.2 - Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit) Spanish UI"
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2012-04-26 22:28:29 UTC
reproduced in 3.3.4 and 3.5.2 on Fedora 64 bit
reproducible only with Writer and only with new window  (not new document)

Changing version to 3.3.4 as most early reproducible
Comment 5 Carsten Niehaus 2013-03-08 19:00:42 UTC
Still valid with LibreOffice 4.0. This time with a Windows 8 machine.
Comment 6 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-11-27 22:28:16 UTC
Here is a video of the bug: attachment 64680 [details]
Comment 7 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-11-27 22:28:46 UTC
*** Bug 52498 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-11-27 22:30:17 UTC
*** Bug 64541 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-11-27 22:32:03 UTC
According to Bug 64541 comment 4, it's inherited from OOo.
Comment 10 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-12-06 22:11:38 UTC
*** Bug 86828 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2015-12-20 16:16:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:49:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 mahfiaz 2017-01-04 09:15:50 UTC
Still an issue in
If you have trouble reproducing this, zoom in document in both windows so that horizontal scrolling bar appears. The document's relative X-position seems to be the variable which is shared between windows.i
Comment 14 Buovjaga 2017-08-30 12:50:38 UTC
*** Bug 111743 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 15 QA Administrators 2018-08-31 02:42:29 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 16 mahfiaz 2018-09-10 15:03:09 UTC
Still happens in
Comment 17 DarkTrick 2019-06-18 01:01:26 UTC
Still happens in Version:

Menu -> Window -> New Window
Comment 18 V Stuart Foote 2020-01-06 15:45:39 UTC
*** Bug 129828 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 19 prariwat 2020-01-08 06:51:16 UTC
(In reply to Javier Catalá from comment #3)
> [Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.5.2 - Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit)
> Spanish UI"
Comment 20 jdien07 2020-01-21 03:24:40 UTC
For under OS X 10.14.6, open second window with "New Window" command.  Main reason you'd want to do this is to refer to one part of the document while editing another.  Move the second window to the part of the document you want to refer to.  Click on the text in the first window to begin editing.  The second window moves more or less to where the first window is.  Now they both show more or less the same text (not exactly, not sure the exact rule being followed).  Makes the function useless.
Comment 21 Buovjaga 2023-02-21 09:28:03 UTC
*** Bug 151416 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 22 Buovjaga 2023-02-21 09:28:23 UTC
*** Bug 68447 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***