• I go to Tools -> Options -> Personalization.
  • I check 'Own Theme' then click on 'Select Theme'.
  • I found the theme I wanted, copied and pasted the URL in the "Select Theme' window.

When I click 'OK' LibreOffice crashes. I even tried looking in this folder: /home/jason/.mozilla/firefox/3yvxv88p.default/lwtheme to copy and paste the images into the LibreOffice gallery but the images for my current theme are not there.

I have images from a previous theme which are also in the LibreOffice gallery. I can't seem to get personas to work in LibreOffice Any thoughts or suggestions?

I am running Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit.


This may be a bug and you should report it. You may still be able to install the personas manually.

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    How to install personas manually also in askubuntu: – carnendil Aug 13 '13 at 17:06
  • @carnendil I didn't see that. I will update the link. – tstew Aug 13 '13 at 17:07
  • I can't install the persona manually because the image files for the theme I want to use isn't showing up in the .mozilla folder. – Jason Smith Aug 13 '13 at 17:27
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    @JasonSmith, try downloading the persona directly from the website (instructions here: wiki.mozilla.org/Labs/Personas/Saving_a_Gallery_Persona) – carnendil Aug 13 '13 at 21:34
  • Went to the website you posted. Opened a new tab and went to about:config -> extensions.personas.current. The persona showing up there is an old on that doesn't even have image files in the .mozilla/firefox/[something].default/lwtheme/ folder. With that same tab I opened up about:cache?device=disk and looked for getpersonas.com/store/ but I can't find it. Therefore, this workaround doesn't seem to be working for me. – Jason Smith Aug 22 '13 at 13:41

This problem appears to be a bug that affects some systems.

Apparently, you can still install 'personas' manually, but the ability to add 'personas' from the menus is malfunctioning.

Source: http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/21421/cant-use-personas-in-lo-4104/?answer=21431#post-id-21431

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    Went to the link you posted. I did as the instructions told but when I try to edit the /.config/libreoffice/4/user/registrymodifications.xcu file it won't save my changes. It defaults back to an old persona. So, I deleted the image files of the old persona and renamed the image files of the new persona with the old personas name and no luck. when I restart libreoffice it now shows the old persona which doesn't even have image files in the .config/libreoffice/4/user/gallery/personas/ folder anymore. This workaround doesn't seem to be working for me. – Jason Smith Aug 22 '13 at 13:45

Found the solution. As it turned out I had files and folders still left on my system from LibO 3 and an earlier version of 4.1. I downloaded and installed the pre-release, uninstalled/deleted the old files and personas are working for me now.

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