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Why is LibreOffice so slow when used in Ubuntu 16.04?

The Problem I'm using LibreOffice 5.0.6.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, and the program is considerably slower than in e.g. Windows 8.1 and Debian 8. This shows up in particular when I change the zoom level in ...
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How To Prevent Zoom in Chromium

Condition: Artifact zoom CTRL-+/- by keyboard and touchpad Support: prevention discussed first time in 2009 here about How to turn off Zoom on Chrome Proposal: Prevent Zoom by touchpad/keyboard in the ...
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Zoom desktop tool for Ubuntu 14

I need a "zoom tool" for the entire screen because I want to control a bar with the mouse (time bar, like youtube) from an web-based audio player. The problem is that this player is too small and ...
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How to zoom in&zoom out

While using 10.04 and the previous versions I used to put Ctrl+F6 to zoom in and subsequently Ctrl+F7 to zoom out. Now I can't even find the options to zoom in and zoom out in the "keyboard shortcuts"....
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Preventing evince from changing zoom setting while traversing PDF index?

In several of my PDFs, clicking through the chapters and subsections in the index causes the PDF to zoom out to a value that makes the text unreadable. I have tried changing the default settings to a ...
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Okular doesn't show correct zoom factors (too small)

Okular's view/zoom sizes are too small. When I set the zoom size to 100% the display of a document is smaller than the original size. I estimated a value of approximately 128% to show documents at a ...
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Does Ubuntu work with 4K Laptops?

I am about to buy a 4K laptop and I would like to run Ubuntu 15.10 on it. I believe that shouldn't be a big problem. I'm sure I can adjust the text and the Unity UI just right. The thing is that I ...
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How do I adjust display size, not resolution?

I have my Ubuntu 11.10 PC plugged into a TV using an HDMI input. The edges of the screen get cut off, and I can't adjust the television's settings for HDMI. I can adujust the "position and size" on ...
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How to zoom out desktop in Ubuntu 14.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04 i was searching for on screen keyboard at- System Settings>Universal Access>Type tab Here i enabled the zoom. After that my system got hang in zoomed position. I had also restarted by ...
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Changing icon and text sizes (and toggling) for visually handicapped

I need to temporarily make everything larger: icons, text, etc. while I cope with a temporary visual problem. Is there an easy way to toggle between normal resolution and "large-print", if you will? (...
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How do I zoom in one window in Unity

I'm trying to zoom in (or scale up) one window on the Macbook Pro with HiDPI/retina screen in Unity on 12.04. This is useful for some applications that doesn't allow the font size etc. to be changed. ...
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“Pinch to zoom” gesture with Focaltech touchpad in Ubuntu 15.10

I havce a problem with the geasture of my touchpad for example the pinch to zoom does not work. I tried to run this sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/focaltech-dkms and this: apt-get update ...
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Zoom in file window (ctrl +)

I'm a new Ubuntu 14.04 user and I have a small problem. When I zoom using ctrl + + or - in a folder window, for example in the videos folder, the icons zoom in and out, but the text doesn't scale ...
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how to zoom out on desktop with kubuntu

My desktop some how got enlarged and everything I open is large. How do I make it smaller again?? I have kubuntu.I have looked in multiple areas and tried everything to make it normal again and ...
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Zooming in Ubuntu 12.04

I love the goals of Ubuntu, and have tried it and other distros based on it several times over the last five years. It's amazing how far the desktop environment has come and how easy it is to set up ,...
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How do I disable anti-aliasing in Compiz Zoom?

When using the Zoom function of Compiz, the zoomed-in pixels are anti-aliased (smoothed), which I guess is helpful for accessibility, however I want to actually see an accurate representation of the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 conflicting Alt+Scroll behavior

Alt+Scroll is in Xubuntu overloaded to have two behaviors: alter window transparency when mouse is positioned on title bar, or zoom otherwise. When I position the mouse cursor on a window title bar ...
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Chrome ctrl+mousewheel zoom

I have a problem with my chrome browser on my dell xps 13 running Ubuntu 15.10. On my windows machine i got used to zoom in on websites with the shortcut CTRL+Mousewheel. On Ubuntu I don't work ...
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Zoom single windows

I know how to zoom the entire screen using CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) and its Enhanced Zoom Desktop plug-in. (from here) But what if I want to just zoom a single window? This could maybe ...
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How to activate super+scroll to zoom?

In maverick, and I belive many old ubuntus, one could zoom in and out by holding super and scrolling with the mouse, but that doesn't work in Natty. How do you activate that again?
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Screencasting/recording in Ubuntu with pan and zoom

I want to be able to zoom in to a window (say terminal) while recording my screen in such a way that the recorder video is not "shaky" (doesn't follow mouse when zoomed in) something like this: https:...
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How to set default zoom in evince?

I really love how evince works but this little thing making me annoy so much.When i select a title or a subtitle from the content menu it shifts the zoom and I'am going crazy.On windows it was just ...
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Zoom a Single Window

I have a 4 k display which is great. I can fit a lot of stuff in there and most applications have a big enough font which can be easily read even in a quarter of the intended area (when designed for ...
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Zoom Conference (skype type of program) not working

Just recently Zoom conference is offering to install their program on Ubuntu, but I am not able to make it work. I went here to download the .deb file from https://zoom.us/download to install it via ...
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Launch a program at double the zoom

I've got a high DPI screen and certain applications (Skype, Gimp, Inkscape) show tiny icons. The rest of the system seems ok, so I'm just wondering if it's possible to launch a program zoomed in 2x, e....
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How to disable Alt-Scroll zoom in Xubuntu 14.04

In Xubuntu 14.04, alt+scroll wheel zooms my entire desktop. I'm finding this very annoying because sometimes I flick the scroll wheel to go to the top of a document then press the alt key for a some ...
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With CompizConfig zoom, touchscreen cursor is in wrong position

On LTS 14.04, I'm using CompizConfig Settings Manager to zoom in on part of the desktop, and I've enabled 'Toggle zoom area lock' because I want to be able to interact easily with the calculator app ...
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Terminal Command to Zoom

I've been looking for this for a while, and I can't find it anywhere. I need to be able to zoom (equivalent of ctrl + shift + '+') via the terminal. I've tried xdotool, but do not know how to get it ...
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Multi Screen Wallpaper not using Zoom setting at login

Two monitors, one rotated (which seems to be a factor here) and the wallpaper will not properly use the zoom setting at log in. It has the appearance of being in span mode at log in. A simple change ...
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Wrong zoom in/out behavior touchpad move

Scenario: Being in browser, I drag the touchpad using two fingers -> page scroll While the page is scrolling (my fingers are not on touchpad anymore), I press CTRL key. The page is zoomed in/out ...
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How can I zoom one specific window in KDE?

In my high resolution laptop display I defined the font to 230 dpi so everything looks fine but some apps that are running in java. Is it possible to display a specific desired window scaled in ...
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How to zoom in while screencasting?

Is there a way I can zoom in where the cursor is, while screencasting, something like this: I presently using kazam on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit for screencasting. Good alternatives which allow this ...
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How do I disable the long press Super key from showing the shortcuts window?

Note this is the long press and not the one for the short press as mentioned here How do I disable the Super key? The super key has been a modifier long before Unity came, and I have used it on ...
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Is there a way to emulate pinch-zoom?

I'm looking for a way to emulate pinch zoom in either an android emulator(android SDK-less desirable) or a (preferred) native Ubuntu web browser that I can resize to a specified size for initial ...
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The pages that ubuntu-sdk adds to Qt-Creator can't be zoomed

Ubuntu-SDK adds 5 buttons to the Qt-Creator toolbar (wiki, pastebin, irc, core apps and api). The sole function those buttons seem to have is to link to some web pages. Those pages can not be zoomed ...
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Nautilus - How to apply Zoom on the filenames? Not just on the thumbnails

I'm looking to edit the way for nautilus to handle the zoom. Since Ubuntu 13.04, when you use the zoom in nautilus it only changes the thumbnails/icons size, and the filename text stay the same. Is ...
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Scrolling and display problem (bug?) in LibreOffice 3.6 and above [closed]

This problem started with a new version of LibreOffice, 3.6.2.2. (the one with the new green splash screen instead of the old white one) and continued up to the latest 4.x versions. My documents are ...
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After logging into Gnome 3 in Ubuntu 12.04 I have to pan scan the page?

When I log into Gnome 3, I have to drag the cursor around the page to see everything. I'm running a Toshiba a100 Satellite. System Settings: Driver: Unknown Experience: Standard A quick Google ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 & Ehanced Desktop Zoom

With The new release of Ubuntu 13.04. Does the sidebar and top bar enlarge now when you zoom in using the Compiz enhanced desktop zoom. I saw that the new version uses Unity 7 so I'm really hoping the ...
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Set default page zoom level in Epiphany web browser

I have a small screen with my laptop. In Firefox, I change the default page zoom level using the NoSquint extension, but I'm a Gnome user and I would prefer using Epiphany (Web)... Is it possible to ...
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How to zoom desktop without Compiz?

First off I am visually impaired and I have used various Windows-based screen zooming applications. Compiz Advanced Desktop Zoom is fantastic but it totally murders my Wine applications. Turning off ...
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CompizConfig Settings Manager “Enhanced Zoom Desktop” feature doesn't work with Cinnamon 1.4 in Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit with Cinnamon 1.4 and I want a full screen magnifier for video presentations, something that I can zoom in and out during the recording. (I use a Cinnamon applet for ...
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How to disable Synaptics pinch-to-zoom support in evince (PDF viewer)?

My friend experiences this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/875359 But most of the time zoom is activated unintentionally when using two-fingers scrolling on a Synaptics ...
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How to zoom in and out of text in Gedit?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. This seems to be an easy question, yet I cannot find an answer anywhere. On pre-unity Ubuntu, I was using gedit-zoom plugin to zoom text in editor window in/out, either with ...
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How do I restore compiz advanced zoom?

I lost compiz zoom due to some incompatibility that I am not sure about. I read about a fix before, but I forgot what it is. When I try to zoom with the super key and mouse it just vibrates the cursor....
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Is there a zoom function for Unity 2D?

Gnome Shell and Unity (3D) via Compiz offer to zoom into the desktop. Is there something similar for Unity 2D please?
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Is there a way to add zoom in and out buttons on Evince's toolbar?

is there a way to add a "zoom in" and "zoom out" button in evince's panel? The scrolldown menu with 100%, 85%, fit to screen etc. is not very userfriendly. Unfortunately I can't find a settings menu....
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Solutions for couch surfing

Using Ubuntu to consume media such as watching TV, movies, or listening to music, one occasionally wants to surf the web off the couch or control other applications with the computer screen standing ...
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How do you zoom in Ubuntu Natty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to activate super+scroll to zoom? Before update my Ubuntu to Natty, I zoomed in-out the screen using the Winkey + mouse wheel. Now, how can in zoom in-out with Natty? ...
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Different partial zooms using keyboard

When coal was young I was using fvwm (or maybe tvwm?) which allowed me to define many different zooms and control them using keyboard, something like Super+left: make the window fill the left half ...