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After last update, drop down menus of all office applications are dark grey text on black which leaves things unviewable. How do I rectify this? [closed]

asked 2017-02-12 21:20:21 +0100

drtuxman gravatar image

updated 2020-09-25 01:19:27 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Unfortunately I cannot upload image due to not meeting points requirement. Using Fedora 23, LibreOffice Version, build -10.fc23-GL

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answered 2017-02-19 22:02:33 +0100

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I could not check or uncheck any boxes that I am aware of. I finally googled where user configs are for the updated version of libreoffice. I renamed user to user_old and followed the info located here When I opened up LibreOffice Calc, it was back to normal.

Thanks for your help though, gave me something to look at. After thinking about it I may have been checking boxes on the view window when the system went down due to UPS failure.

Thanks again.

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Good cacth, this was a second options if the firts doesn't work.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2017-02-20 00:11:59 +0100 )edit

This worked, but now I've lost all of my customizations. I was able to move 4-bad/user/template, but still. How come LibreOffice decided I should use grey fonts on grey background for my menus anyway?

BruceK gravatar imageBruceK ( 2017-11-10 21:59:00 +0100 )edit

answered 2017-02-12 23:22:42 +0100

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updated 2017-02-14 10:20:59 +0100

Please test disabling OpenGL in Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice/View.

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How is the enable/disable triggered? Is it a check box? Since the menu background and foreground are black, I only see the grey lettering of the options. Hardware acceleration is brighter than the other 3 under Graphics Output (Use anti-aliasing, Use OpenGL for all rendering and Force OpenGL even if blacklisted). Thank you.

drtuxman gravatar imagedrtuxman ( 2017-02-14 00:31:17 +0100 )edit

This sounds like a usable solution. However, the menu under "Tools" is grey on grey. It makes it difficult.

BruceK gravatar imageBruceK ( 2017-11-10 21:44:38 +0100 )edit

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