Bug 83317 - Start Center: No smooth scrolling
Summary: Start Center: No smooth scrolling
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 93091 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Start-Center Smooth-Scroll
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Reported: 2014-08-31 22:34 UTC by marcosgdf
Modified: 2023-12-04 03:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description marcosgdf 2014-08-31 22:34:20 UTC
Problem description: 

In Mac, most of the scroll bars behave in a smooth scrolling way, Libreoffice splash window (where you choose which program you open) lists the recent documents with a weird scroll bar that goes from block to block instead of scrolling in a smoother way like the rest of the OS

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open Libreoffice
2. Scroll down
3. ....

Current behavior: Scrolling in blocks

Expected behavior: Smooth scrolling

Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: release
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2014-09-01 20:49:23 UTC
This is actually a problem in every platform, but yeah, it does behave noticeably different under OS X.
Comment 2 josiasmat 2015-01-06 00:18:43 UTC
This also occurs to some extent on Windows.
Tested on LibreOffice rc under Windows 8.1 x64.

Another issue (at least on Windows) is that the scrollbar's draggable area is always too small; it should reflect the actual size of the scrollable area.
Comment 3 tommy27 2015-11-01 08:15:47 UTC
please give an update of the bug status on Mac OS X with current LibO 4.4.x and 5.0.x releases
Comment 4 tommy27 2015-11-01 18:28:06 UTC
*** Bug 93091 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 tommy27 2015-11-01 18:37:40 UTC
nevermind, I was able to reproduce the non-smooth scrolling in LibO and alpha under Win8.1 x64 as other users reported in Bug 93091

so I set hardware to ALL

I'm on a laptop with no mouse and I use arrow keys to scroll or touchpad and scrollbars

there's a difference in 5.0.x and 5.1.x though...

I see smooth scrolling in 5.1.x if "Tools/Options/View/Use OpenGL for all rendering" option is checked, but if I uncheck it the scrolling is not smooth and flickering

instead in 5.0.x the scrolling shows flickering regardless of the OpenGL option status
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:19:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:20:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2021-12-03 04:32:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2023-12-04 03:16:29 UTC
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