NEED HELP (please) -- Problem with dark background - ANY icon style

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NEED HELP (please) -- Problem with dark background - ANY icon style

I've been using LO ever since it first came out with StarOffice - and before that StarOffice, so I've lost track of the years experience, but I've used it for authoring over 5000 technical reports running 50-1500 pages.  (VERY happily I no longer have that job... :-)  ).   Today I have LO installed on 4 machines, 3 Linux and 1 Windows, and I use all of them regularly.  FWIW, I don't think I'm hitting a simple "newbie" error.

So far as I can tell, I have exactly the same settings on ALL 3 of the Linux boxes (and they're virtually the same on Windows).  (all 3 boxes have Nvidia graphics cards - and all they share the same display/keyboard/mouse through a KVM switch).

The problem is that on my primary workstation, the background remains VERY dark no matter which icon set I'm using (specifically '#33393b').  This makes it virtually impossible to use some of the darker icon sets, and no matter which icon set I try, this dark background leaves many of the icons nearly "invisible".

I have NO idea what's causing the problem - this machine shows no other display differences (on ANY application) among any of the Linux boxes.

Has anyone seen this before?  (I have searched through the past 3 years of emails but I haven't seen any reference to it.)

If not, does anyone have any suggestions to try?  As this is also my main writing machine this situation makes it much harder to work on anything, and I've been battling this for about a year now with no helpful results.

I suspect a corrupted configuration file somewhere but I haven't been able to find it, and I am the only user on this machine who has the problem. 

Any advice or suggestions will be (a) tried, and (b) greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

  -- Bill

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Re: NEED HELP (please) -- Problem with dark background - ANY icon style

Depends on your widget set. LibreOffice still binds to Qt4 so your KDE5 setting wont work well; I'm on LXQt and have to dig in three configurations. qtconfig-qt4, qt5-ct, and 'kcmshell5 kwindecoration' may be helpful. Alternatively, you could start with 'SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk3 swriter' and adjust the gtk theme to your liking. And finally when talking about icon you could use 'Breeze Dark'.

On 06.09.2017 21:38, William W. Austin wrote:

> I've been using LO ever since it first came out with StarOffice - and before that StarOffice, so I've lost track of the years experience, but I've used it for authoring over 5000 technical reports running 50-1500 pages.  (VERY happily I no longer have that job... :-)  ).   Today I have LO installed on 4 machines, 3 Linux and 1 Windows, and I use all of them regularly.  FWIW, I don't think I'm hitting a simple "newbie" error.
>
> So far as I can tell, I have exactly the same settings on ALL 3 of the Linux boxes (and they're virtually the same on Windows).  (all 3 boxes have Nvidia graphics cards - and all they share the same display/keyboard/mouse through a KVM switch).
>
> The problem is that on my primary workstation, the background remains VERY dark no matter which icon set I'm using (specifically '#33393b').  This makes it virtually impossible to use some of the darker icon sets, and no matter which icon set I try, this dark background leaves many of the icons nearly "invisible".
>
> I have NO idea what's causing the problem - this machine shows no other display differences (on ANY application) among any of the Linux boxes.
>
> Has anyone seen this before?  (I have searched through the past 3 years of emails but I haven't seen any reference to it.)
>
> If not, does anyone have any suggestions to try?  As this is also my main writing machine this situation makes it much harder to work on anything, and I've been battling this for about a year now with no helpful results.
>
> I suspect a corrupted configuration file somewhere but I haven't been able to find it, and I am the only user on this machine who has the problem. 
>
> Any advice or suggestions will be (a) tried, and (b) greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
>   -- Bill
>
> --
> william w. austin                                  [hidden email]
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