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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003738FreeCADBugpublic2021-02-11 18:31
ReporterHardyW Assigned Topeterl94  
Status closedResolutionunable to reproduce 
PlatformiMacOSmacOSOS VersionMojave
Product Version0.17 
Target Version0.20 
Summary0003738: [macOS] Wrong display of icons in toolbar
DescriptionI have two screen attached to my iMac: the built-in Retina display and a normal resolution screen. The Retina display is the main screen. FreeCAD is "started from the normal screen", e.g. FreeCAD's initial window appears on the normal resolution screen (the startup sequence can be seen on the Retina display).
The output is like the attached screenshot.
Additional InformationIf FreeCAD is started from the Retina display the icon visualisation is OK.
Tagsdisplay, HiDPI, macOS
FreeCAD Information


related to 0003739 closedcarlopav Draft [macOS] 2D objects (draft mode) cannot be edited by mouse on Retina display 
related to 0003741 feedback FreeCAD [macOS] Wrong coordinate calculation / visualisation when using Retina display 



2018-12-18 20:34



2018-12-19 09:17

administrator   ~0012306

@Hardy as per the large banner at the top of the page, we're getting ready to release v0.18. Would you please test this on the 0.18dev ?

Also please always post your Help > About FreeCAD > Copty to clipboard (again this is stated in the above yellow banner). And in future please also post first to the forum to prevent bugtracker spam. Thank you.


2018-12-19 21:59

reporter   ~0012324


the problem is not solved. But the starting behaviour has changed.

A couple of different scenarios
a) main display is the retina display
When FreeCAD is started, no matter whether you start from the normal or Retina display, the initial windows opens on the main display (in version 0.17 this was not the case).
Moving the window from the Retina display to the normal display shows the too large icons again.

b) main display is the normal display
FreeCAD opens its first window always on the normal display. The icons are too large (astonishing but happens; though I did not reboot the computer) on the normal display but not on the Retina display.

PS: "Main display" is the display where initially (after computer startup) the menu bar is located.

OS: macOS 10.14
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.15310 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: (HEAD detached at c88a64e8e)
Hash: c88a64e8e7a3bb66a23b965b655b5a5040dfa4d2
Python version: 2.7.15
Qt version: 5.11.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.2.0
Locale: English/Germany (en_DE)


2018-12-20 13:33

administrator   ~0012330

There may be a problem since the build you're using is still python2.
Can you please open a forum thread in regards to this issue to discuss with the community ?


2019-01-04 18:41

administrator   ~0012365

punting to peterl94


2019-01-11 08:54

reporter   ~0012409

I'm having the exact same issue. See screenshot (taken on the "normal" / non-retina display).

OS: macOS 10.14
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.15525 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 1a7d3d9a37fe43468c8ac84590c1db53e2b2000a
Python version: 3.6.7
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)


2019-04-06 19:03

administrator   ~0013003

@HardyW and @ martijnthe
Can you recreate this with latest 0.19 dev version ?


2019-04-06 20:53

reporter   ~0013018

NO change with version 0.19-16207


2021-02-11 18:31

developer   ~0015330

Behaviour is ok, icons appear in the right size, starting always on main screen is MacOS default behaviour.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-12-18 20:34 HardyW New Issue
2018-12-18 20:34 HardyW Tag Attached: display
2018-12-18 20:34 HardyW File Added: Bildschirmfoto 2018-12-18 um 21.21.35.png
2018-12-19 09:17 Kunda1 Assigned To => Kunda1
2018-12-19 09:17 Kunda1 Status new => feedback
2018-12-19 09:17 Kunda1 Note Added: 0012306
2018-12-19 21:59 HardyW Note Added: 0012324
2018-12-19 21:59 HardyW Status feedback => assigned
2018-12-20 13:33 Kunda1 Note Added: 0012330
2018-12-20 13:33 Kunda1 Status assigned => feedback
2018-12-24 12:32 Kunda1 Tag Attached: MacOSX
2018-12-24 12:33 Kunda1 Relationship added related to 0003739
2018-12-24 12:36 Kunda1 Relationship added related to 0003741
2019-01-04 18:40 Kunda1 Assigned To Kunda1 => peterl94
2019-01-04 18:41 Kunda1 Note Added: 0012365
2019-01-11 08:54 martijnthe File Added: Schermafbeelding 2019-01-11 om 09.52.28.png
2019-01-11 08:54 martijnthe Note Added: 0012409
2019-04-06 19:03 Kunda1 Note Added: 0013003
2019-04-06 19:03 Kunda1 Target Version => 0.19
2019-04-06 20:53 HardyW Note Added: 0013018
2019-04-06 20:53 HardyW Status feedback => assigned
2020-11-13 14:08 Kunda1 Tag Renamed MacOSX => macOS
2020-12-03 00:19 Kunda1 Tag Attached: HiDPI
2021-02-06 06:49 abdullah Target Version => 0.20
2021-02-11 18:31 chrisb Status assigned => closed
2021-02-11 18:31 chrisb Resolution open => unable to reproduce
2021-02-11 18:31 chrisb Note Added: 0015330