[Solved] Program Display/Appearance convoluted

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[Solved] Program Display/Appearance convoluted

Postby FidesInferno » Sat May 20, 2017 3:43 am

After a few re-installations and searching the forums I have found no answer to this problem. What I am seeing is the main AOO screen is showing a black background and no text until hovered over. The appearance settings change nothing, and the problem is occurring in all windows and toolboxes within the program. I've attached a screenshot for reference.
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Re: Program Display/Appearance convoluted

Postby RoryOF » Sat May 20, 2017 4:31 am

I suggest deleting or renaming the OO user profile, which a reinstallation does not affect.

As you are using Windows close OpenOffice and the Quickstarter. Open File
Explorer. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File Explorer (sometimes called Windows Explorer)
Address Bar and press Enter. Rename the "user" folder - "user.old" is a
good choice. Start OpenOffice.
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Re: Program Display/Appearance convoluted

Postby Bill » Sat May 20, 2017 6:39 am

This is caused by using a high contrast theme in Windows, not an appearance setting in AOO. Either turn off the high contrast theme or select a different high contrast theme.
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Re: Program Display/Appearance convoluted

Postby RoryOF » Sat May 20, 2017 7:56 am

Thank you, Bill. In that case, deleting/renaming the OO user profile will not affect the problem.
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Re: Program Display/Appearance convoluted

Postby FidesInferno » Sat May 20, 2017 3:49 pm

Bill wrote:This is caused by using a high contrast theme in Windows, not an appearance setting in AOO. Either turn off the high contrast theme or select a different high contrast theme.


Thank you, this fixed the problem although now my entire system feels foreign after using high contrast for so long.
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