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Hi :)
For most programs renaming the user-profile (= config folder) gets you back to "factory defaults".  
Reinstalling the program doesn't do the type of thing you were looking for.

To be fair, on Gnu&Linux it does sometimes grab some dependencies but it's usually better to use 
your package manager to "fix broken dependencies".  For apt-get it's

sudo apt-get check

but if PClinuxOS uses yum there will be a similar command. It's also possible to install a 
different iconset and theme for LibreOffice but i'm not certain how to do that or even whether it 
would nudge everything back into place.  
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Sun, 22/4/12, twiz <> wrote:

From: twiz <>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Empty Menus/Context Menus/Toolbars After System Updates
Date: Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 16:43


Bear with me, because this is odd, and ONLY happens in LibreOffice; no other
application on my system is affected.

After performing system updates on my PCLinuxOS Enlightenment machine, I
noticed that my LibreOffice now has blank context (right-click) menus and
only show white dashes. The main menus are a bit more puzzling, as they will
display the text for most of the entries (File-> Open/Save/etc but not Print
or Exit), but if I need to go two menus deep (Insert -> Fields) then the
entire second menu will be blank with just white dashes instead of words.
Also, the further to the right that the menu is, the visible text in the
menus is progressively more cut off (i.e., the Format menu will display
"Paragra" instead of "Paragraph" with the rest of the space just blank. The
Table, Tools, Window and Help menus are just white dashes.

The drop-down menus for Fonts, Styles, and Font Size are completely blank. I
can still manipulate documents by typing in fonts/font sizes manually or
using keyboard shortcuts. 

I first tried uninstalling and reinstalling from LOmanager, and this didn't
help. I also tried the offline installation. I also went through some of the
dependencies of LibreOffice and reinstalled them (glib, etc). Running
libreoffice from the command line doesn't produce any messages. I tried
changing font sizes and themes - I'm using the same ones I always have, but
changing it doesn't affect the issue in any way. 

Again, this only affects LibreOffice - my installed GNOME/KDE programs such
as nautilus, dolphin, browsers etc don't have this issue at all. I'm sure
the problem is with some dependency, but I haven't been able to figure it
out myself. Does anyone know which libraries would affect menu content?

Thank you.


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