Bug 90592 - Retina problem again - fuzzy text
Summary: Retina problem again - fuzzy text
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 85499
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-04-13 10:22 UTC by tomneumark
Modified: 2015-04-30 09:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description tomneumark 2015-04-13 10:22:51 UTC

The problem with blurry text in my Writer document seems to have reappeared. A few months ago the suggested solution fixed the problem, but it no longer works.

I've checked the info.plist file and the NSHighResolutionCapable is set as true. I've cleared the cache, and also installed the latest Libreoffice version. But the text is still not sharp.

This problem applies just to the rendering of the text on the document, not to the actual UI.

This might be a bug, or I might be doing something wrong. Is anybody else having this problem?

Many thanks,

Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2015-04-16 10:14:09 UTC
I don't see any blur on either my 15" Macbook Pro Retina or 27" Thunderbold display, but these are not hiDPI displays to my knowledge.
Comment 2 Iandol 2015-04-17 19:44:36 UTC
Can't confirm on a a retina Macbook Pro 10,1 using and Yosemite 10.10.3 — I certainly used to see this bug before.

I've tried using the default HiDPI mode (1440 x 900) and my preferred HiDPI mode (1920 x 1200).

I can trigger blurry text using dual-monitors:

Comment 3 tomneumark 2015-04-20 07:34:08 UTC
Thanks for your replies. Yes, should've said that this was on a dual monitor set up. Currently at home, and not having same problem, but problem arises on work monitor. Assume it is the same issue as identified by Iandol.

Comment 4 tomneumark 2015-04-28 15:13:04 UTC
Hi, I still seem to be having this problem with a dual monitor set up. Now, whenever I open up a document, on either the external low res monitor or the retina screen on my macbook, and whether the finder is on either monitor, it is displayed with fuzzy text.

I can move it around between windows and no change. 

If I disconnect my external monitor, the document opens correctly on my macbook. When I plug the monitor back in again, sometimes it will be fine, but sometimes it won't be. If it is fine, and I move the document around on the macbook screen, it might suddenly revert to the fuzzy text.

So, all rather weird. Any idea about a possible solution?

Thanks again for your replies.
Comment 5 Alex Thurgood 2015-04-30 09:26:46 UTC
Per comment 3, setting as DUP

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 85499 ***