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Request: Change LibreOffice Icon

asked 2018-05-16 04:58:51 +0200

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I find the icon to LibreOffice to be outdated. Each application icon like Writer, Calc looks fine but the main white LibreOffice icon looks dull. If there was some shine or have it say LibreOffice on the Icon I think will improve it.

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So what? What's the point of your posting?

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-05-16 06:52:06 +0200 )edit

Just installed 6.1 and agree that main white LibreOffice icon looks dull. Since I'm setting up for elder with weak eyes it would be nice if icon gave a clue as to what it's for.

WarrenS gravatar imageWarrenS ( 2019-01-03 20:39:20 +0200 )edit

I also very dislike and found uncomfortably this trend of flat and dull icons everywhere, also in Windows. The designers are doing everything to make the GUIs less distinguishable and easy to use, just because they must create "something new".

Tyco72 gravatar imageTyco72 ( 2019-02-20 08:32:22 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-05-16 09:25:37 +0200

Regina gravatar image

We have a group of volunteers who work on design. You might want to get in contact with them.

In general, we use Bugzilla for enhancement requests.

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answered 2019-01-03 22:15:49 +0200

WarrenS gravatar image

Main LibreOffice icon concept for Version 6.1

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much better than the plain icon. Is libre going to change the plain icon?

dibakash gravatar imagedibakash ( 2020-08-02 15:42:13 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-25 21:14:29 +0200

ve3oat gravatar image

For anyone who would like to change an icon in Windows 7 (and probably 8.1, but probably not in 10) : Right click on the icon in question; choose Properties; under the Shortcut tab click on Change Icon; click on Browse.

You will be presented with a list of files; click on any file (it doesn't matter); click on Open.

If you don't get an error message at this point, click on Cancel and start again, this time choosing a different file when you get to this point. If you do get an error message, just click on OK ...

Now you can choose any Windows-suggested icon in the dialog window. Scroll left and right and choose one. Click on OK, Apply, OK. And you are done.

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answered 2020-04-29 10:50:44 +0200

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updated 2020-04-29 11:11:32 +0200

My desktop theme is DarkGray , so the icon is loosing the effect of borders and right corner triangle. Is there a way implement the option to choose another icon while installing LO? While we wait, I have created the icon with LO main site theme:

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Do not answer a question unless you give a real answer.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-04-29 13:31:14 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-25 09:06:32 +0200

Tyco72 gravatar image

In Menu: Options -> General -> View -> Till down menu "Icon style"

you can change the look of the icons. In LO 6.1.5 I use the icon style "Tango", but also "Elementary" and "Karasa Jaga" are fine, if you don't like the dull flat icons, in "modern" Windows 10 style... I really can't understand how people can prefer these grayed out and indistinguishable icons everywhere.

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This is not what the question is about. This would change toolbar icons throughout the application, but would not change the icons used e.g. in desktop shortcuts, which is the place you see that "the main white LibreOffice icon" (mentioned as being "dull" compared to "Each application icon like Writer, Calc " in the question).

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-25 09:09:43 +0200 )edit

We want for there to be a distinction between documents that are traditionally opened with Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc... RIght now, it's just one overarching dull icon.

Pillsbury Creative gravatar imagePillsbury Creative ( 2019-02-27 17:47:26 +0200 )edit

Have you considered storing all the Word documents in one folder, Excel docs in another, Powerpoint in a third, etc? Then they would be distinguished at least by path.

By the way, are you storing working documents in LO as .doc and .xls etc instead of as .odt and .ods etc?

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2019-02-28 16:27:00 +0200 )edit

answered 2020-07-15 01:39:55 +0200

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