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Possible to change color of the find highlighting?

asked 2019-03-02 07:43:29 +0100

JimM gravatar image

When using the Find function in Writer to search for something, the results are highlighted. The highlight color is a pale, almost translucent green (that's the color I see). This color is difficult to see, particularly when the highlighted result is swimming in a sea of words on a page.

The question: Is it possible to change the color with which Find highlights found items?

Note: I am asking about the color the Find function uses to highlight a result. I am not asking about changing the highlight color that users choose and apply directly to selected text.

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answered 2019-03-02 11:18:43 +0100

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LibreOffice use the system color scheme when possible, that means that the background color for selected text (either by direct selection or through a search function) is determined by your OS settings. So no, you cannot change that from LibO, you need to change the system settings. In my Plasma system it's a light blue, for example.

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Thank you, RGB-es, for the information. It makes sense that Writer would use the OS setting rather than complicate the matter by defining within the application for a particular color for highlights. One other item that I did not communicate is the Finder highlights are temporary, not persistent. This also makes sense because a document that's been edited until the last period is in its proper place would wind up very difficult to read.

JimM gravatar imageJimM ( 2019-03-02 17:12:43 +0100 )edit
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