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Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:13 pm
by Vareg
Hi everyone,

I'm using OpenOffice 4.0.1 under Fedora 19, and so far I have been having this weird problem that fonts in dropdown lists (in fact in any field) are overriding themselves. Best is to show captures of that issue.
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It does this every time i am trying to edit a field value, whatever the menu and in Writer just the same as in Calc...

EDIT: I should mention too that...once a field has become blurred, and if i highlight that field with the mouse, it becomes clear again

Has anyone got an idea at to what's going on here?

Thanks in advance for your help
RC

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Re: Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:27 pm
by acknak
Are you using the default desktop theme? Your screen captures look different than what I'm used to seeing (different fonts & colors).

Re: Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:19 pm
by Vareg
Well I believe yeah I do, I'm using Gnome 3.8.4 and haven't done anything to alter default theme anywhere, except for selecting a background picture. But are you then implying there's a theme selection feature right in OO?

Re: Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:22 pm
by RoryOF
Certain changes in Icon style and size are available in /Tools /options /OpenOffice /View; in general OpenOffice screens are affected by the choice of desktop theme used for the operating system.

Re: Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:25 pm
by Vareg
Okay I see but then the short answer is no I haven't done anything to my default gnome configuration, I haven't any gtk conf either, so that's why I don't understand. Again, the only thing i did was to modify my background picture so I mean it should not lead to that, should it?

Re: Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:31 pm
by RoryOF
It would be useful to know what theme was selected on your computer. On my Xubuntu systems this is the choice on Style tab on Appearance setting. I don't know what it is on Fedora - possibly similar.

Re: Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:43 pm
by Vareg
Actually the closest gui tool i have that can possibly help me answer your question is the gnome-tweak-tool, and it tells, from the theme tab, that my icon theme is gnome(default), that my gtk+ theme is adwaita(default), cursor theme also is adwaita while the gtk+binding theme is referenced as default

Re: Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:49 pm
by Vareg
I have never used Ubuntu, I have been using redhat-based products for years and years though, either with kde or gnome lately

Speaking about redhat-based OS's, i remember now that the same font problem occured on my HP g6 2333er while I was running CentOS 6.4 x86_64 for a while. That's gotta tell something

Re: Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:54 pm
by RoryOF
I have migrated my Ubuntu machines, which used Classic Gnome to Xubuntu; The only Gnome machine left is the house server. I'll fiddle with its display to try to match your settings, but it wont be for about 48 hours.

Re: Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:55 pm
by Vareg
fair enough, thanks, we might learn something then

Re: Overriding fonts problem

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:14 pm
by andycowl
I had this same problem with vanilla Fedora 20/Gnome 3.

I found the solution in this thread for dark themes fixed the problem.

TLDR; Add 'export SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gen' to ~/.bash_profile. It modified the menus slightly but at least they are readable.

https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... 16&t=27216

HTH