New Ubuntu 16.04.2 installation. Uninstalled the default libreoffice installation. Then I installed libreoffice from this PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Now all icons are missing from toolbars:

libreoffice calc toolbar

Is this a bug or a funk setting? Any thoughts on how to reset the toolbar to get the typical configuration? I already tried the basic stuff (rebooting, disable/enable toolbars, etc.)

  • Just adding the PPA and update/upgrade would be sufficient. No need to unistall and I'm afraid you may have uninstalled something you shouldn't. And no, I don't know how to solve it and it may well be off topic.
    – user692175
    Aug 2, 2017 at 6:40
  • Although your advice might be accurate, I've always uninstalled first and have never seen this behavior. Could just be a bum install. Thank you for reply.
    – James
    Aug 2, 2017 at 6:47
  • I am also facing the same problem. Libreoffice was upgraded to version through the "software update" process automatically in first week of August.
    – neelanshu
    Aug 11, 2017 at 11:09
  • with me this is due to the custom dark mode and libre-office trying to be clever adding light icons on light background ...
    – Summer-Sky
    Mar 21, 2020 at 15:30

5 Answers 5


Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View

Switch Icon style from Automatic to another style in dropdown.


I have the same problem. I solved this in this way

1) install other style: in my case sudo apt-get install libreoffice-style-human

2) change the style configuration: Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View

In my case I've updated with this ppa too, and broke in the same way. I suppose that I have one incompatibility with the Libreoffice-style-mint or something like this.

Good luck!!

sudo apt install libreoffice-style-galaxy

will do. You could also install other libreoffice-style-* packages.


Had the same issue, the solution was installing breeze icon theme.

apt install libreoffice-style-breeze

Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View

The problem is selecting large icon size. Change it auto. My icons came back.

  • Hello and welcome to AU. I do not see any difference between your answer and the first one. In such a case, it is better to upvote the answer than to add another one. This increases the visibility of the selected answer without addind clutter in the site. Oct 16, 2018 at 12:09
  • @MarcVanhoomissen this is the only answer that mentions icon size though. I think you didn't read closely enough
    – sehe
    Nov 15, 2019 at 11:34

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