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the icon color is in negative color [closed]

asked 2018-11-22 15:38:38 +0200

richythreenine gravatar image

updated 2021-06-14 22:15:34 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

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any way for me to change it back to normal?

i am using LibreOffice_6.1.3_Win_x64 windows 10

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
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answered 2018-11-22 15:43:42 +0200

PhLo gravatar image

You can change the toolbar icon theme in

ToolsOptionsLibreOfficeViewIcon Style

You probably have a dark icon set selected so it doesn't kill your eyes at night.

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Or you could be experiencing some obscure glitch. But hopefully changing the icon style will fix it. Does changing to a high contrast Windows appearance theme do weird stuff to app icons like this? Not sure.

PhLo gravatar imagePhLo ( 2018-11-22 15:53:31 +0200 )edit

Changing the icon style works Thank you so much!

richythreenine gravatar imagerichythreenine ( 2018-11-22 15:58:20 +0200 )edit

Glad to hear it. If you have a sec please accept the answer (via the circled check mark) if it helped so others who search for a similar answer on this site will be helped also.

PhLo gravatar imagePhLo ( 2018-11-22 16:02:59 +0200 )edit

For others with a similar icon problem, if changing the icon style doesn't work, there is apparently a bug in some LO versions. More about the icon bug here.

PhLo gravatar imagePhLo ( 2018-11-22 16:16:46 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-03-25 18:20:05 +0200

This is tdf#119020, fixed for 6.1.4. Since the corrupt icon images (generated for non-100% scale) are written to a cache, it's required to remove cache directory located nest to the user profile - e.g., %appdata%\LibreOffice\4\cache on Windows.

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Leandro Maiochi Hinsching gravatar imageLeandro Maiochi Hinsching ( 2019-03-25 18:32:58 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-03-25 15:08:26 +0200

I understood the bug. All you need is to check if you set a CUSTOM SCALE for your display. Probably your computer has a custom scale set.

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I've set 125% predefined on drop-down box and fixed my problem. (On Ubuntu I never got this problem, but Windows display manager works differently)

Now I can choose Tango and even even any other theme too. All themes works now (raster and SVG/vector-based)!

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