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How do I enable scrollbar arrows in LO under Linux

asked 2015-12-16 01:19:54 +0200

jelabarre59 gravatar image

updated 2016-03-12 14:00:00 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

The scrollbars in LibreOffice are missing the arrows at either end of the scroll. I have added the settings in ~/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkrc and ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css that shoudd theoretically enable them, but the scrollbars are still devoid of the necessary arrows.

I am presuming LibreOffice 5.0x is still running GTK2, since GTK3 apps seem to be correctly displaying scrollbar arrows.

Linux, English

Writer, Calc, presumably all other components

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There was a concerted effort to port LO v5.x to GTK3 however the work is not yet complete. There is a presentation on the work in this Phoronix blog post which offers technical details.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2016-01-03 12:21:05 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-11-26 13:38:45 +0200

Rainer gravatar image

Try to start on a terminal window the command "SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gen libreoffice ". If it shows the scrollbars arrows the uninstall libreoffice-gtk2 and libreoffice-gtk3. This solved it by me.

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answered 2017-03-08 15:34:14 +0200

Luke Kendall gravatar image

This may not be a very helpful answer, but if you logged in and selected some desktop that wasn't running GTK3, you'd be fine. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 Compiz I think (using the options that avoids the Unity UI), and it's working fine.

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