- 1 High-contrast icons in LibreOffice
- 2 Finnish spell checking section
- 3 Unreadable text in menus and interface
- 4 language aids improvement
- 5 Extremely poor performance with any theme other than GTK3
- 6 LibreOffice Impress presentation won't show slideshow and notes on correctly on multidisplay setup
- 7 Appmenu (global menu) support
High-contrast icons in LibreOffice
A short time ago I augmented the details on disabling the high-contrast icons (what the article refers to as "Windows 95" or "Windows 98" style icons), since for me, it wasn't enough to just disable the automatic high-constrast detection.
I found this out courtesy of the following entries in the LibreOffice Bugzilla; while I am sure anyone else here could find them just as easily, I wanted to note them here for the information of other contributors:
- Bug 67859 - High contrast mode enabled by auto-detection is awkward to disable
- Bug 67860 - Auto detection of high contrast mode is easy to trigger
Finnish spell checking section
I added a section but am not sure if it is the right place for it. What do you think?
-- olkkoo 23:44, 5 December 2013 (UTC+2)
- If it's only spell checking you could move it as a subsection of LibreOffice#Spell checking and just rename it "Finnish". If it's more than just spell checking, you may leave it there but rename it to LibreOffice#Finnish aids or similar. -- Kynikos (talk) 01:34, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
This might be a bug and should then probably be filed somewhere else, but is related to the section on troubleshooting. My issue was this: Most, but not all, text in the menus and in the user interface was in an unreadable font - in English but with wrong symbols. Changing the system fonts as recommended in various places did not help. It turned out I had the language pack libreoffice-am (Amharic) installed by mistake. Removing this gave me back the intelligible menus. Version: 188.8.131.52
For me texts in menus and user interface suddenly appear ugly: readable though but very strange with half characters seemingly bold (always the same: a, e, i, o, g, p, s, t, y, etc). This strange display can come and go.
Also "File" and "Help" menus always look grey even when their entries are valid and click-able.
I tried the advice in troubleshooting (Type Andale Sans UI in the font box and choose Deja Vu Sans for the Replace with option. When done, click the checkmark. Then choose the Always and Screen only options in the box below. Click OK. You will then need to go to Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View, and uncheck "Use system font for user interface".) But with Libre Office Version: 184.108.40.206 there is no such thing as "Use system font for user interface". Trying with and without "Use hardware acceleration" and "Use anti-aliasing" has no effect.
language aids improvement
since mythes, hyphen and hunspell package are based on not much up-to-date language database (at least some of them e.g. Italian ones) I suggest to use LO extension which provides the same features but up-to-date e.g. for Italian language the plio.org association provides its own extension (http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/italian-dictionary-thesaurus-hyphenation-patterns) for this reason (IMHO) we should at least quote this possibility, this way of enabling language aids. --nTia89 (talk) 07:55, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
Extremely poor performance with any theme other than GTK3
See the forum discussion here: KDE + Libre Office Fresh = horrendous performance problems / Applications & Desktop Environments / Arch Linux Forums https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1650768#p1650768
LibreOffice Impress presentation won't show slideshow and notes on correctly on multidisplay setup
Not sure if this is because of a bug or something, but if the slideshow won't show on your additional display in a multimonitor setup, you can add this to your i3 config file:
assign [class=".*libreoffice-impress.*"] 8 workspace 8 output eDP1 assign [class="Soffice"] 9 workspace 9 output HDMI1
Change the outputs to what you actually use. Check output of xrandr for this. When starting the presentation, you can move the notes/slides-window to the main display, and the slideshow will be visible underneath. Make the slideshow fullscreen. -- 15:02, 8 September 2016 Armandg
How to properly add appmenu (global menu) support to libreoffice?
When using the (integrated) global menu in Plasma 5, Qt 5 applications work out-of-box and Qt 4 won't work (keeps the menu) without appmenu-qt4. GTK applications will also keep the classical menu. However, the menu of libreoffice disappears. Renyuneyun (talk) 20:41, 15 October 2017 (UTC)