How-to fix broken icon sets after update (ex. colibre icons looks weird)

asked 2019-02-01 00:02:41 +0200

phidroid gravatar image

updated 2020-08-09 11:30:46 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Ever since version (x64) on Windows 10, I noticed that most icon sets didn't render properly. For example the automatically chosen set "colibre" was unusable due to nebulous icons. The two sets "elementary" & "tango" were working fairly good, only a few icons displayed murkiness.

The icon style setting is found in "Options >> LibreOffice >> View >> User Interface".

Apparently a similar problem is a "scaling issue on 4K monitors in Windows 10", more info (here).

I first tried to disable OpenGL, since I read that it was a valid fix for melanized icons (here). However that problem was actually specific for "icons rendered as black squares". Luckily I recently found a simple solution to my issue, by poking at things.

The solution turned out to be deleting the icon cache, stored in your user's roaming folder.

On my computer found in this location "C:\Users\feather\AppData\Roaming\LibreOffice\4\cache\colibre".

You can type %appdata% in the address field of windows explorer, which takes you to "...\Roaming\".

I hope this will be of some help, and either way Have a wonderful day!

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I can confirm that this works. Thank you, I had the exact same problem!

SafeSailor gravatar imageSafeSailor ( 2019-04-23 17:52:54 +0200 )edit

It's not working for me. When I move my cursor over the Home menu, the icons get distorted and glitched. I've deleted the cache, but nothing has changed. Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

christianbethel gravatar imagechristianbethel ( 2021-03-14 22:30:31 +0200 )edit