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Old 04-20-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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Ugly menus in openoffice/libreoffice

I was using latest ooffice in ubuntu 10.10 and the main menus were being displayed very ugly (attached image)

So, I upgraded to libreoffice (using the ppa), but the same thing occurs.

what is wrong?
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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It looks like the theme of the window manager. You can change the look by changing the window manager theme.
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I don't know whether this is a theme issue or not.

I don't particularly like the default toolbars' look in either Open Office or LibreOffice.

Mostly, I'd like to find a way to make the icons smaller, but so far I haven't found an option for that within the either program. But this is definitely a problem I can live with.
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Originally Posted by stress_junkie View Post
It looks like the theme of the window manager.
That's the menu bar, it has nothing to do with the window manager.

It's the GTK+ theme that's the issue here.

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I changed the gtk's theme and it is displaying correctly now. Thanks.


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