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LO6 interface on Ubuntu 18.04

asked 2019-06-07 10:57:47 +0200

dreuby gravatar image

I'm using LO 6.2 on Ubuntu 18.04, but still with Unity rather than Gnome desktop. My LO looks like it's come straight from Win 95 (if anyone here is old enough to remember that!).

Is this because I've stuck with Unity? It doesn't affect the behaviour of LO as my usage is very basic, but it is ugly!


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Are you using a PPA, since Ubuntu's 18.04 standard version of LO is 6.0.7?

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-06-07 11:26:59 +0200 )edit

Must have done, I think OO was the default when I upgraded to 18.04. Pretty sure I used the LO website to download.

dreuby gravatar imagedreuby ( 2019-06-08 17:16:30 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-06-07 11:14:52 +0200

Opaque gravatar image

updated 2019-06-07 11:17:15 +0200

Yes - this is all a combination of the packaging of Ubuntus LO version, the default packages being installed by Ubuntu and your desktop manager. Most probably you haven't installed GTK3 support for LO (libreoffice-gtk3).Please check

user@system:> dpkg --list libreoffice-gtk3
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name              Version       Architecture  Description
un  libreoffice-gtk3  <none>        <none>        (no description available)

If it is "un"(installed), install it using:

user@system:> sudo apt install libreoffice-gtk3

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That's done it - thanks!

dreuby gravatar imagedreuby ( 2019-06-07 11:31:20 +0200 )edit
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