The latest LibreOffice features different options for toolbars and icons. This tutorial explains how to change the LibreOffice default look and feel with the help of those user interface options and icon styles.
LibreOffice 6.1 onwards introduced some significant and visible improvements which were long due. Among all, this version comes with options to choose cool icon styles and user interfaces.
Since the 6.1 release, all the following features became stable and are now available for all the major releases of LibreOffice. We give you a run down of the features and show you how to change the look of your favourite office suite.
How to Change LibreOffice Default Look and Feel
LibreOffice has the below list of incredible icon sets:
- Karasa Jaga
- Sifr Dark
All the icon styles are modern looking and carefully designed by maintaining a standard to align with other Office products. For Linux, elementary is the default icon set. And for Windows – Colibre.
How to apply Icon Styles in LibreOffice
- Open LibreOffice.
- Go to Tools > Options.
- Under the View section, you can find the Icon Style drop-down. Select the Icon Style you want.
You can also change the other options related to Icons – such as – Toolbar Icon Size etc.
- Press ok. And you can see the new Icon Style applied in the toolbar.
LibreOffice is slowly moving toward developing more modern interface options along with traditional standard toolbar types. Most popular office products have tabbed, grouped icons today. It is an evolution towards that.
LibreOffice introduces the below types of User interfaces, and here’s a quick look at them.
Grouped Bar Compact
How to Change User Interface in LibreOffice
Follow the below steps to change the user interface.
- Firstly, open LibreOffice.
Secondly, go to menu Tools > Options. Under Advanced, select Enable Experimental Features.
- Then go to menu View > User Interface.
- Finally, select your option as shown in the below image.
- You can now see the toolbar is changed with the new user interface.
Watch the Video on how to change the default look and feel of LibreOffice
You can have a look at the below video on how to change the default look of LibreOffice.
- If you select Tabbed, Grouped Bar UI option – you can find the Menu option at the extreme right section to go back top UI chooser.
- If you are looking for Dark Mode in LibreOffice in combination with the above icon and toolbar styles, check out the below article.
If you are interested in LibreOffice and want to give it a try, head over to the below link for download options and details:
New styles and UI options give LibreOffice an edge over other free Office suites, and this is a step in the right direction for user adoption and user base increase. Besides, it is a welcome change in this free and open-source office suite to conquer the office productivity space.
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