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Hi :)
Sorry there have been no answers on the Accessibility List so far.  I am forwarding to the Users 
List to hopefully catch one of the excellent people there.  
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Tue, 4/10/11, Christophe Strobbe <> wrote:

From: Christophe Strobbe <>
Subject: [libreoffice-accessibility] LibreOffice start screen in high contrast
Date: Tuesday, 4 October, 2011, 10:48


Does anybody use LibreOffice in high-contrast mode? Today I opened LibreOffice 3.3.1 on Windows XP 
SP3 with "High Contrast #1" (see Display Properties > Appearance > "Windows and Buttons" set to 
"Windows Classic Style", and Color Scheme set to "High Contrast #1"). I found that the start screen 
was unreadable, i.e. white text on a white background, while I should be able to read "Text 
document", "Spreadsheet", etcetera. These text strings became visible as white on black text on 
hover, but not on receiving keyboard focus.'s start screen does not have this issue; 
everything is readable is white text on a black background.

Is this something that has been solved in more recent versions of LibreOffice? Is this also an 
issue on Mac OS or on Linux distributions? (I would expect so.)
If you find the same issue with more recent versions of LibO, more recent versions of Windows 
and/or other operating systems, please add them to the bug at

Best regards,


-- Christophe Strobbe
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