From LibreOffice Help
Jump to: navigation, search

Specifies view options.

Choose Tools - Options' - LibreOffice - View'


Uses percentile scaling for ‍font size in user interface elements, such as dialogs and icon labels.

Note.png The Scaling setting does not affect the ‍font size of text in a document.

Icon size and style

Specifies the display size of toolbar icons.

Use system font for user interface

Specifies to use the system font to display all menus and dialogs. Else another installed font is used.

Screen font antialiasing

Select to smooth the screen appearance of text.

Enter the smallest ‍font size to apply antialiasing.== Menu ==

Icons in menus

Displays icons next to the corresponding menu items. Select from "Automatic", "Hide" and "Show". "Automatic" displays icons according to system settings and themes.

Show preview of fonts

Displays the names of selectable fonts in the corresponding font, for example, fonts in the Font box on the Formatting bar.

Show font history

Lists the last five fonts that you used in the current document at the top of the list in the Font Name box on the Formatting bar.

Graphics output

Tip.png Press Shift+Ctrl+R to restore or refresh the view of the current document.

Use hardware acceleration

Directly accesses hardware features of the graphical display adapter to improve the screen display. The support for hardware acceleration is not available for all operating systems and platform distributions of LibreOffice.

Use Anti-Aliasing

When supported, you can enable and disable anti-aliasing of graphics. With anti-aliasing enabled, the display of most graphical objects looks smoother and with less artifacts.

Use OpenGL for all rendering (on restart)

Use the high performance Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) to render all visual elements of the application, including windows, menus, toolbars and icons. OpenGL uses the computer graphics device to accelerate the graphics rendering. If the device is blacklisted (see below) this option will not be effective.

Force OpenGL even if blacklisted (on restart)

Forces the use of OpenGL even if the graphics device is blacklisted. A device is blacklisted when it is buggy or may render graphics with poor quality.



If enabled, the text selection in Writer and the cell selection in Calc will be shown using a transparent color. If not enabled, the selection will be shown by inverted colors.

Transparency level

Select the transparency level for transparent selections. The default value is 75%. You can select values from 10% to 90%.

Mouse positioning

Specifies if and how the mouse pointer will be positioned in newly opened dialogs.

Middle mouse button

Defines the function of the middle mouse button.

  1. Automatic scrolling - dragging while pressing the middle mouse button shifts the view.
  2. Paste clipboard - pressing the middle mouse button inserts the contents of the "Selection clipboard" at the cursor position.

The "Selection clipboard" is independent of the normal clipboard that you use by Edit - Copy/Cut /Insert or the respective keyboard shortcuts. Clipboard and "Selection clipboard" can contain different contents at the same time.

Clipboard Selection clipboard
Copy content Edit - Copy Ctrl+C. Select text, table, object.
Paste content Edit - Paste Ctrl+V pastes at the cursor position. Clicking the middle mouse button pastes at the mouse pointer position.
Pasting into another document No effect on the clipboard contents. The last marked selection is the content of the selection clipboard.