Bug 61715 - [suggestion] Smooth animations for the UI
Summary: [suggestion] Smooth animations for the UI
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: UI
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Reported: 2013-03-02 21:26 UTC by phly95
Modified: 2022-10-25 03:14 UTC (History)
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Description phly95 2013-03-02 21:26:07 UTC
One of the main features of office 2013 is that when you type, the cursor moves smoothly right as it reveals the letter, making typing a much more fluent task. It also smoothly zooms in and out like tablets. Also, please add 3D slide transitions, and possibly make the option (not force) to use the Ribbon UI introduced in Office 2007 and enhanced to Office 2013.
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2013-03-03 00:45:19 UTC
- Smooth scrolling is already available in LibreOffice
- Smooth UI animations can be considered
- File an individual, separate bug for 3D slide transitions
- We’re not going to copy Microsoft’s UI.

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Comment 2 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2013-03-03 01:26:19 UTC
OK, I’m editing this bug so it only covers the smooth animations suggestion, and confirming it. Thanks for reporting this!
Comment 3 Claudius Ellsel 2018-07-23 10:57:12 UTC
Is there an update on this? I also really like the smooth cursor from MS Office.
Comment 4 Claudius Ellsel 2020-10-25 14:56:27 UTC
Hopefully there can be some progress on this soon.
Comment 5 george 2021-10-09 03:55:16 UTC
Smooth cursor animation would be great, so more people could migrate from MS Office to Libre Office. Please consider this.
Comment 6 Michael Warner 2021-10-10 01:38:10 UTC
While there are obviously people who like smooth UI animations, there are also people who don't; and I am in the latter category. To me, smooth UI cursor advancement and smooth UI animations are annoying in the same way as motion smoothing on a TV is to others. Therefore, to anyone who considers implementing this, I ask that you please make it optional, thank you.
Comment 7 Numan Mahzabin 2021-12-17 09:25:44 UTC
I am waiting for this feature. I think in LibreOffice there should be a feature that, whether I want a smooth UI animation. This feature is very essential for us to work like charm.
Comment 8 Akshat Singh 2022-03-08 05:57:03 UTC
Certainly not late to the party here. Nope.

Yes, I am in full favor of this. Also with Calc spreadsheets, as in moving from one cell to another.
Comment 9 pieter kristensen 2022-05-25 17:14:49 UTC
Smooth cursor movement is the only feature that makes me jealous of people who use MSO.