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Text Selection Box color in Writer [closed]

asked 2013-03-07 00:51:35 +0200

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updated 2013-03-09 23:22:35 +0200

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How is it possible to change the color of the box that appears around selected text. Currently it is a light blue rectangle that is difficult to see if you have similar colors in the document. I need more contrast.

Thanks, Eras

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-11-11 07:36:35.109575



the answer provided is no longer correct wef 5.0.0 release--the value is now set from the Expert Configuration dialog; search for and edit properties of TransparentSelection [true|false] or TransparentSelectionPercent [10-90%] - Stuart

vsfoote gravatar imagevsfoote ( 2016-11-24 01:04:23 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-03-07 11:25:24 +0200

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You may modify (decrease) "Transparency" in the menu
"Tools → Options → LibreOffice → View → Selection → ☑ Transparency xy%".

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but is it possible to change the color in libreoffice or is that a system color?

cipricus gravatar imagecipricus ( 2013-06-13 13:16:39 +0200 )edit

That's a color setting on OS level,

see also changing ctrl+f highlight color.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-06-13 20:01:13 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-10-14 13:25:07 +0200

The selected text background colour seems to be inverse of the document bg color actually, the latter being set in: Tools → Options → LibreOffice → Appearance → General

It would be nice to over-ride it sometimes, but there is no way to do that.

I select an easy on the eyes violet for doc bg, and selected bg color is then olive green.

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