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Icons resize incorrectly for custom toolbar items

asked 2015-11-25 21:43:50 +0200

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updated 2015-11-30 02:21:17 +0200

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I'm setting up LibreOffice Writer, and I've found some strange behavior when trying to add an icon for a macro I've placed on the toolbar. This may be a bug, but I'm hoping there's a solution, or at least a work-around.

I'm working version (build ID e5f16313668ac592c1bfb310f4390624e3dbfb75) on an iMac (OS X 10.11.1) with a high-DPI ("Retina") display. The ultimate user (my grandmother) has limited vision, and the icon size is set to large (under Preferences > View > Icon size and style). In case this is relevant, the OS is also set to use a scaled resolution for the display, which it says "looks like 1600 x 900."

I've written a macro that I'm trying to add to the toolbar with an icon (of a printer), which is where I have run into a number of problems.

With the default ("Breeze") icons, the version in the Change Icon window is correct, but both the Customize window and the toolbar itself use the small-size version. This persists after quitting and re-launching LibreOffice. Toolbar showing problem 1

With the "Galaxy" and "Oxygen" icons, I get a different problem: they initially work correctly, but when I quit and re-launch LibreOffice, they are scaled so that only part of the icon is visible: Toolbar showing problem 2

That second problem also happened when I tried to manually import the lc_print.png files in the "Change Icon" window: success initially, but badly re-sized after quitting and relaunching.

Does anyone have an idea of what is going wrong or how I could avoid it? The supplied icon sets resize correctly, so it would seem like there should be a way to configure LibreOffice to treat my macro as it would the standard "print" function — but I can't figure out how.

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answered 2015-11-28 08:24:54 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


I have not tried and the only thing I know is that imported icons must respect these limitations. I hope this will help you.


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Thanks. The ones I've tried have all been either 16x16 or 26x26 px: mostly I've been trying to use the standard "print" icon from a given icon set. It's setting the icon size to "large" (under Preferences > View > Icon size and style) that seems to lead to the problem.

LiberalArtist gravatar imageLiberalArtist ( 2015-11-29 19:42:52 +0200 )edit

I'm having similar problems, on Xubuntu systems rather than Windows, and mine are inconsistent from one system to another locally. I'll follow this thread in case you find a solution first!

I've tried both 15x16 and 26x26, at both 300 DPI and at 72 DPI. Nothing changes.

jwkokc gravatar imagejwkokc ( 2017-02-28 22:06:06 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-03-01 04:56:20 +0200

jwkokc gravatar image

I found at least a partial solution to both of my problems not long after posting my comment. With the 16x16 images imported and assigned to the toolbar, I then went to the Options->View dialog and changed the setting for Toolbar Icons from "Automatic" to "small." Success! both the no-icon-at-all situation and the partial-icon display vanished and all appears as I wanted it to be.

I've not tried going back to 26x26 images, or setting the option to "large" or "extra large" because I believe strongly in NOT fixing what ain't broke -- but I believe this result indicates that the problem lies somewhere in the automatic-scaling code for toolbar icons.

Hope this helps someone else!

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