HOWTO: OpenOffice in Openbox
I opened up OpenOffice in Openbox the other day, and was presented with what looked like the Ubuntu High Contrast GTk.
Fugly doesn’t cut it.
I of course took a trip over to Urukrama’s fantastic Openbox guide and quickly found the solution.
Firstly, install the openoffice.org-gtk package with
sudo apt-get install openoffice.org-gtk
Secondly, to the very beginning of your autostart.sh, right after the #! /bin/bash, add the following line,
That’s it. Reboot, and watch as your OpenOffice uses your GTk theme instead of ignoring it.
Yes, I realise that it looks practically the same, but look at the little differences. It’s obeying the GTk properly. Compare it to the screenshot below.
Next job is to fix those icons🙂
You can also, if you prefer it, use the KDE style instead by changing the commands slightly
sudo apt-get install openoffice.org-kde
And add the following to your autostart.sh
There you go, KDE styling for you.
If your setting up an Openbox desktop, Urukrama’s Openbox Guide is brilliantly useful, a great resource, and all from another WordPress.com blog.
Well worth the read🙂
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