Ubuntu – How to fix the icons after manually installing LibreOffice 4.0


I removed the previous version of Libreoffice and installed the current Libreoffice 4.0 from libreoffice.org/download. But now the icons and global-menubar are inactive: see screenshot.


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After the first time, I removed Libreoffice 4.0, and restarted, then installed it manually again. The script below is what I used both times.

sudo apt-get -y remove libreoffice*

cd /tmp
wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.0.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
tar -xvf LibreOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
cd LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

cd /tmp

wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.0.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb_langpack_nl.tar.gz
tar -xvf LibreOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb_langpack_nl.tar.gz
cd LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Linux_x86-64_deb_langpack_nl/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

cd /tmp
wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.0.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb_helppack_nl.tar.gz
tar -xvf LibreOffice_4.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb_helppack_nl.tar.gz
cd LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Linux_x86-64_deb_helppack_nl/DEBS
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Question: How do I get the standard icons back?

Best Answer

  • I think you've got LibreOffice's high contrast icons which happens if LibreOffice doesn't like something about your gtk theme. You can for check that in Tools > Options > View. Note the image below is from LibreOffice 3.6 and not 4.0:

    LibO's icons

    Here are two links that indicate what Unity integration is required: