LibreOffice with ambiance theme and breeze icon style is unusable

Bug #1580537 reported by Dražen Matešić on 2016-05-11
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Until today i didn't use LibreOffice on Ubuntu 16.04. I opened it today and i see menu/icon bar totally unusable with Ambiance theme and default Breeze style. (image attached)

The version installed is 5.1.2-0ubuntu1.

I did upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 with some issues.

Changing from Breeze to Human is usable but fugly.

No issue with Radiance theme.

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Dražen Matešić (crazylemon) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dražen Matešić (crazylemon) wrote :

A workaround to this issue is to open up /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice and add
export GTK_THEME=Radiance

See attached pic for a fixed look. This should keep LibreOffice useable in gtk3 mode.

Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
fprietog (fprietog) wrote :

@Björn Michaelsen; the fixed pic you posted looks very nice. Hope the fix reach the repo soon.

The patched LibreOffice and patched ubuntu-themes can be tested together on Yakkety by installing from this ppa:

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed

This is the vendor patch for LibreOffice on yakkety to make this work with the (patched) theme on gtk-3.20:

The theme needs the patching as per libreoffice-toolbars-320 branch linked to this issue.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libreoffice - 1:5.2.1~rc2-0ubuntu1

libreoffice (1:5.2.1~rc2-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * new upstream rc
  * disable cups for autopkgtests too
  * make libreoffice-gnome depend on -gtk3 by default
  * update gtk3 toolbar theming patch and re-enable it (LP: #1580537)
  * update gdrive auth details
  * kill packagekit var as did upstream and trigger on gio instead (as does upstream)
  * update C/R for move

 -- Bjoern Michaelsen <email address hidden> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 17:25:33 +0200

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-themes - 16.10+16.10.20160908-0ubuntu1

ubuntu-themes (16.10+16.10.20160908-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * Fix combobox menus having a black line down the left hand side

 -- <email address hidden> (<email address hidden>) Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:43:10 +0000

Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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