Linked by the_randymon on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:17 UTC
Features, Office For years, developers decried the tight fist Sun kept on the development of its office suite, preventing the hacker culture from improving its software. So now that LibreOffice is, well, free, it's not surprising to see one ambitious hacker has developed a mechanism for theming it. Let's have a round of applause for Jan Holesovsky, whose patch in the upcoming 4.0 edition of LibreOffice allows you to style LibreOffice using FireFox Personae. Holesovsky's blog is full of other interesting UI changes made to LibreOffice, proof perhaps that letting hackers hack is the best way to keep your project improving.
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Excellent
by WorknMan on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:44 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

This is exciting news. I'm sure putting birds in the f--king toolbar will really help my productivity.

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RE: Excellent
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:48 in reply to "Excellent"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm hoping for easier icon changing. For some reason, OOo refuses to accept my icon changes in KDE, even though Gtk+ is properly configured.

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RE[2]: Excellent
by ssokolow on Thu 10th Jan 2013 23:21 in reply to "RE: Excellent"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

I'm hoping for easier icon changing. For some reason, OOo refuses to accept my icon changes in KDE, even though Gtk+ is properly configured.


I believe it has its own internal icon theming which offers three choices: Oxygen, Human, and Tango.

(On my system, I'm using Elementary as the icon theme and LibreOffice's automatic mode chooses Tango as the closest available option. Manual selection is available through Tools > Options > View)

Also, a lot of distros package all three separately, so a system may not have all of them available by default.

Edited 2013-01-10 23:26 UTC

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RE[2]: Excellent
by _txf_ on Thu 10th Jan 2013 23:58 in reply to "RE: Excellent"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I'm hoping for easier icon changing. For some reason, OOo refuses to accept my icon changes in KDE, even though Gtk+ is properly configured.


That is because Libre Office does not use GTK. It has its own toolkit so it makes direct theming changes not work all that well

Edited 2013-01-11 00:00 UTC

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RE: Excellent
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:51 in reply to "Excellent"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Yeah. I'm not exactly a fan of the concept myself. The concept of LibreOffice is good... but this is just f**king dumb. A background picture? Come the f*** on, people.

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RE[2]: Excellent
by kenji on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:54 in reply to "RE: Excellent"
kenji Member since:
2009-04-08

Right. A background picture is not a 'theme'! What it needs is a new icon theme.

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