Open Office Menu Options Have dark background

Asked by Bill H on 2013-04-23

All the menus in open office have a gray background making the menu items hard to read. Not sure how/when I made that change, nor can I find how to remove the background color. Hovering over items that produce a pop-up window with also appear with a gray background.

How do I change the background back to clear or white so I can read the menu selections?


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Just to clarify, is it OpenOffice or it LibreOffice?


Bill H (hamilob) said : #2


have you tried renaming the hidden configuration folder for openoffice in you home folder or possibly in ~/.config

then rerunning

Bill H (hamilob) said : #4

No. Do not know where the hidden config folder is, or home folder.

Press ALT + F2 and run:


That is the home folder. If you show hidden folders you may see a .openoffice folder (or similar). If not then open the .config folder and see if something in there looks right. Rename the folder and then rerun an Open Office application.

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