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Fixes for LibreOffice in KDE

Those of you who use KDE as their desktop environment and also use my LibreOffice packages, will know that there are two major annoyances, related to KDE’s theming engine but ultimately caused by bugs in LibreOffice.

Those annoyances are:

  • Tooltips in LO applications show up as black text on black background, effectively rendering them useless. You can fix that by changing the color of Tooltips in “System Settings > Application Appearance > Colors” and then in the tab called “colors” look for “Tooltip background” and change that to some lighter color. But that changes the behaviour of every tooltip in other applications as well, so this should really be fixed in LibreOffice.
  • When using KDE’s Oxygen window decorations, all LO applications will have a non-functional horizontal scrollbar – you can not grab hold of it or move it left-right with your mouse.

Two patches which I found in OpenSuse were needed to fix both these annoyances. I rebuilt my LibreOffice packages for Slackware after applying them. Get them if you were annoyed by these issues just like me.

Note that the mirror sites also offer rsync access as well as faster download speeds. Only taper.alienbase.nl and alien.slackbook.org are up to date at this moment (because I maintain those myself) but the other mirrors should pick up the updates automatically soon enough.

Eric

Comments

Comment from Mike Langdon (mlangdn)
Posted: November 26, 2011 at 15:25

Thanks Eric! That was a minor annoyance, but I was intrigued by the question about Libreoffice and the color scheme. We’ll see what happens….

Comment from gegechris99
Posted: November 26, 2011 at 23:09

Thank you Eric for the patch. It shows your attention to details

Comment from Wild Wizard
Posted: November 27, 2011 at 08:40

Yay now we can re-enable the oxygen widget style.

Comment from Alex
Posted: November 27, 2011 at 11:17

Works fine, thanks!

Comment from pcelka
Posted: November 27, 2011 at 18:14

Thanks Eric!

Comment from Andry
Posted: November 28, 2011 at 11:16

Thanks a lot, and it’s working fine!

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