Bug 50039 - ACCESSIBILITY: GNOME's "Large Text" accessibility setting makes some Writer config dialogues inaccessible
Summary: ACCESSIBILITY: GNOME's "Large Text" accessibility setting makes some Writer c...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.3 release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2012-05-17 02:33 UTC by Taryn Fox
Modified: 2014-07-08 17:18 UTC (History)
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Description Taryn Fox 2012-05-17 02:33:32 UTC

My OS (Fedora 17) has a handy, easy-to-find "Large Text" option in its accessibility menu. I keep it on all the time even though I'm not vision-impaired, because I use a laptop up on a stand with an external keyboard, and the default font sizes are tiny at this distance.

Unfortunately, this means that certain dialogs -- like the Customize menu -- have buttons and other UI elements that are outside of the screen area. I have to turn off Large Text and restart LibreOffice if I want to see what I'm doing.


1. Turn on GNOME 3's "Large Text" accessibility setting on a laptop with a 15-inch screen. (This bug may or may not be reproducible in other configurations. I suspect that netbooks with 10-inch, 1024x600 displays have it worse, whatever OS they are using.)
2. Try to use the Customize menu.


LibreOffice will remain usable and accessible, even on netbooks or for vision-impaired users.
Comment 1 retired 2013-11-23 18:30:28 UTC
Is this bug still valid / reproducible with the latest LO release?  Currently http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

Setting to NEEDINFO until more detail is provided.

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Comment 2 QA Administrators 2014-06-01 21:30:49 UTC
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Comment 3 QA Administrators 2014-07-08 17:18:36 UTC
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