Bug 65972 - Letters jiggle while selecting text from dialog boxes on macOS
Summary: Letters jiggle while selecting text from dialog boxes on macOS
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: Other macOS (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: Confirmed:
Depends on:
Blocks: macOS-UI-polish Font-Rendering
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Reported: 2013-06-20 14:07 UTC by Emir Sarı
Modified: 2022-08-20 21:02 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Emir Sarı 2013-06-20 14:07:43 UTC
Title is pretty much self-explanatory, though it is not a critical bug, it feels unprofessional and annoying. 

Just open the "About" dialog for example, and select the version info.
Comment 1 Thomas van der Meulen [retired] 2013-06-20 15:28:24 UTC
Thank you for your bug report, I can reproduce this bug running LibreOffice Version:
Build ID: 1b3956717a60d6ac35b133d7b0a0f5eb55e9155 on Mac osx 10.8.4.
Comment 2 retired 2013-11-17 13:09:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 retired 2014-02-05 09:04:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 retired 2014-05-07 13:48:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:47:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 steve 2015-09-04 07:28:52 UTC
Text in About window still jiggling when marking it with mouse.

Typing in the about info is also still possible. Now instead of of showing what was typed, the about info just disappears.

It would be really great to make this static info non editable and not jiggling.

Build ID: 50f2c712c46c66264279ab3b61888e491a4d8dca
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2015-09-04_04:59:19
Locale: de-DE (de.UTF-8)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:35:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 steve 2017-01-03 21:26:50 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2018-01-04 03:35:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 steve 2018-01-07 12:07:54 UTC

Build ID: 1a012a90b454604d127bbfb5babd5f92e2231524
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.13.2; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2018-01-07_01:56:43
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 11 How can I remove my account? 2018-05-28 09:20:31 UTC
steve, could you please give exact reproduction instructions, what should I look at to see the "jiggle"?
Comment 12 Xisco Faulí 2018-05-30 10:25:27 UTC
(In reply to Tor Lillqvist from comment #11)
> steve, could you please give exact reproduction instructions, what should I
> look at to see the "jiggle"?

Hi  steve -_-,
Please provide the information requested by Tor and set the status back to NEW. Thanks!
Comment 13 eisa01 2018-06-24 11:35:24 UTC
Repro instructions:
1. Open the About dialoag
2. Select "V" of Version with your mouse - observe wiggle
3. Select "Ve" of Version - observe wiggle back

Other parts of the About dialog doesn't seem to wiggle

Tested on 13" 1280x800 MBP monitor

Build ID: c8d95ccecfcd31b720fdff67bbd6acbdceaf2546
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2018-06-18_00:27:45
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 14 steve 2020-07-06 19:37:06 UTC
No longer able to reproduce in LO
Build ID: 04ba7e3f1e51af6c5d653e543a620e36719083fd
CPU threads: 8; OS: Mac OS X 10.15.5; UI render: default; VCL: osx
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

@Emir: If this is persisting with other dialogs, please do re-open and provide exact info about the dialog you are seeing the issue persisting with.

Version 7 introduces a reworked about screen which no longer exposes the text wiggle issue or allows typing.