Tab bar covers top part of some windows (including LibreOffice)

Stewaj03

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 20, 2017
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Hi,

Recently I have noticed that the tab feature inside Sierra is covering the top part of a windows text/options in certain apps. I have attached a screenshot of LibreOffice 5.2.5's preferences where you can this in action. With this app being recent I don't see how this would be missed if its something they need to program in themselves.

Any ideas why this is happening and how to fix/disable it?

Thanks.
 

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rshrugged

macrumors 6502a
Oct 11, 2015
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651
Hi,

Recently I have noticed that the tab feature inside Sierra is covering the top part of a windows text/options in certain apps. I have attached a screenshot of LibreOffice 5.2.5's preferences where you can this in action. With this app being recent I don't see how this would be missed if its something they need to program in themselves.

Any ideas why this is happening and how to fix/disable it?

Thanks.
Same issue here. LibreOffice's own toolbar icons are covered by Sierra's tab-bar. No scaling for resolution used. (MacBookPro Retina 2015).
It appears that what you're seeing has been reported as a LibreOffice bug. The screenshot linked in the bug report's first post matches @Stewaj03 's. I don't have a Sierra installation so I'm unable to test the possible workarounds.
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103486

In particular, read this post for the reported workarounds:
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103486#c14
macOS Sierra (ver. 10.12.0 and up) introduced in September 2016, has a new feature - tabbed windows.

The feature is configured in: System Preferences --> Dock --> "Prefer tabs when opening windows:" which can be set to one of:
* Always
* In Full Screen Only
* Manually

When this OS-level feature kicks-in on LibreOffice (LO), all LO windows are opened as tabs in a single window - that's nice, right? Wrong, because you also get a row of tab labels displayed immediately under the window title-bar, overlapping the top of LO window content that you just might like to see.

Workaround suggestions:
-----------------------

* Live the life of a normal person, without everything tabbed, by setting "System Preferences" --> Dock --> "Prefer tabs when opening windows:" to "Manually". IMHO the Sierra tabs are a tad unsightly and bland - you won't miss them. Mission Control is a cool/slick/useful macOS feature with handy keyboard shortcuts, which makes the job of navigating between a plethora of windows real easy.

* If you can't tear yourself away from the new shiny apple-scented eden of tabs, and you care to see all of your LO window content as well, then right-click the lovely (but obstructing) tab header in LO window, and select "Move Tab To New Window", every time the tabs pop-up, again, and again and again...
 

kalandaka

macrumors newbie
Mar 6, 2017
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@rshrugged: Thanks for pointing me to the LibreOffice forums. The issue remains unsolved but I am happy to live with the workarounds and my choices – knowing the bug is in LibreOffice's camp and wiill hopefully be addressed in the near future.
 

rshrugged

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Oct 11, 2015
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@rshrugged: Thanks for pointing me to the LibreOffice forums. The issue remains unsolved but I am happy to live with the workarounds and my choices – knowing the bug is in LibreOffice's camp and wiill hopefully be addressed in the near future.
You're welcome. Glad I could help. I haven't used LO for quite a while. They had a bunch of good contributors back then, probably still do. It's not easy to keep up with OS changes.
 

cswifx

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Dec 15, 2016
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Forcing some apps to open with tabs also creates odd behaviors. One such app would be GIMP.

It's most likely something the developers forgot to check.
 
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