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I am running Xubuntu 11.10 and everything works nicely. I have selected a nice Xfce theme and everything looks beautiful, except Libreoffice.

While other programmes (Gimp, Inkscape, Thunar etc.) integrate with the selected Appearance & Window Manager theme, Libreoffice looks like a Windows 98 programme.

Does anyone know how to fix this? I have already tried this solution, without success: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1584010&page=2

Thanks for your help!

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@fossfreedom: no. It uses something called vcl. –  RolandiXor Dec 8 '11 at 14:43
    
@RolandTaylor - ta - nice to know :) –  fossfreedom Dec 8 '11 at 14:55

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Ensure that you have libreoffice-gtk Install libreoffice-gtk installed, if not it will not be integrated correctly. LibreOffice is a vcl application (not sure if any other applications use that toolkit), and needs packages like that for integration with GTK+ and Qt.

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Hi Roland, thanks a lot! This answered my question. Installed libreoffice-gtk and now it looks wonderfully. But not sure why this was not installed on default. I installed Libreoffice through the Ubuntu Software Centre. –  Treepata Dec 8 '11 at 14:57
    
@Treepata: it doesn't seem to get pulled in by default (for some reason libreoffice does not depend on it), so you have to manually add it later. –  RolandiXor Dec 8 '11 at 15:19

I directly downloaded .tar.gz package from official libre office website and followed instruction in readme file. its pretty easy and theme works fine.

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This does not provide a sufficient answer to the question. Try to add more information, and / or examples. –  Mitch Oct 7 '12 at 10:25

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