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Re: [trinity-users] Libreoffice interface problem in R14

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 18:25:07 +0100
On Saturday 03 of January 2015 15:21:04 Robin Collins wrote:
> I have installed R14 direct from the Ubuntu live CD - overall it seems very
> stable compared with earlier versions, no crash boxes at all!!! 
> Everything seems to work very well except for the UI for Libreoffice
> On the live version the UI looks as it should picking up the KDE settings
> for fonts etc. Once installed the LO interface drops back to what looks
> like a very basic GTK2, small fonts and grey background My guess is that
> this is Raleigh but I cannot be sure.
>  
> This also happens if R14 is installed over command line base install of
> Ubuntu so it does not seem related to the live media as such. 
> I don't know if LO is controlled by GTK2 or GTK3. In the past I would just
> install the relevant Gnome, GTK or KDE integration package and all would be
> well. However, if I install libreoffice-gtk or libreoffice-gnome the
> font/UI problem is fixed but all the icons vanish after appearing briefly. 
> This seems to be the same issue as identified back in 2012 with the gtk-qt
> engine. Behaviour is as described here.
>  
> https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=45835
>  
> The bit I do not understand is that it looks fine on the live media, so it
> must be possible for it to work as expected. Presumably there is some kind
> of path error somewhere so that the installed version cannot see the
> correct files. 
> Does it make any difference that the GTK-3 setings show that the gtk3-tqt
> engine is not installed when it is?? 
> I know it seems a small point but it is driving me nuts as R14 is just so
> much quicker and nicer to use than MATE, Xfce etc. so any help or clues
> would be very welcome. 
> Robin


What version of Ubuntu? For LTS version of Ubuntu == 14.04 (Trusty) is 
available apt source for LibreOffice with TDE integration:

deb http://mirror.xcer.cz/libreoffice-tde-sb trusty main

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Slávek