libreoffice and firefox don't respect text zoom settings

Bug #1005140 reported by Sasa Paporovic on 2012-05-27
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal 64bit.

System settings -> Universal Access -> View gives the user(possible view impaired one) the opportunity to adjust the system wide text size.

Good thing!

But the standard programs like Firefox or LibreOffice are not adjusted by this central settings as far as their menues are affected.

So, the user experience for view impaired users is that they have to bring their heads everytime they start to use one of this standard programs direct to the screen and search for the menue zoom settings in those programs, which is a strange task for them.

Expected:

With the Universal Access -> View text size settings it should be possible to adjust also the menu size in the not canonical standard program in the unity launcher panel, which are Firefox and LibreOffice.

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Please mark this ticket as wish.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.4.0-3.8-generic 3.4.0
Uname: Linux 3.4.0-3-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun May 27 13:24:45 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-control-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120510)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no username)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
usr_lib_gnome-control-center:
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu3
 deja-dup 22.0-0ubuntu2
 indicator-datetime 0.3.94-0ubuntu2

Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) wrote :
description: updated
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, could you take a screenshot showing the issue? Is that new in quantal? You are saying that firefox and libreoffice don't respect the text size setting, that seems a bug in those softwares, in works on precise though

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete
Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) wrote :

Q: Thank you for your bug report, could you take a screenshot showing the issue?

A:Yes, I attach some.

Q:Is that new in quantal?

A:No, so it is not a regression. I could observe this also in precise.

Q:You are saying that firefox and libreoffice don't respect the text size setting, that seems a bug in those softwares, in works on precise though

A: Works in precise? No, it does not really. (May be I have understood you wrong?!)

Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) wrote :

For firefox is a clarification needed.

It affects the textsize of the tabs.

On this scrrenshot you see the textsize on "normal" for the only tab opened.

The text in the firefox window itself is on maximum zoom adjusted with firefox abilities only.

Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) wrote :

Here the textsize in universal access is set to "larger", but the text of the tab keeps it's size like in normal modus.

Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) wrote :

For libre office the whole menu text is affected. (Also the symbol size).

Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) wrote :

You see. The textsize in libre office calc menu keeps unaffected when the universal access settings are changed to "larger".

Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) wrote :

Q:You are saying that firefox and libreoffice don't respect the text size setting, that seems a bug in those softwares, in works on precise though

A: You can give the cause for the behaviour to the programs, but this is in every case correct.

The problem of the user keeps that he/she wants (and needs) one central point(unversal access) where could be made the change to the most important programs of the desktop as far as accessibility is affected.

Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) wrote :

If you mean that libre office and firefox people should have their part of this, you may want to set "Also affect project".

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → firefox (Ubuntu)
summary: - Universal Access settings should also work on standard programs
+ libreoffice and firefox don't respect text zoom settings
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

It works fine in Firefox on quantal here as well.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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