How to set Total Dark Mode in LibreOffice

LibreOffice Dark Mode

The free multiplatform office suite, LibreOffice, has come a long way in recent times. It is showing a greater degree of maturity and functionality for productivity environments. In addition, now you can also select a dark mode for those who like those darker tones better, either for simple aesthetics or to reduce visual stress if you spend long periods of time in front of the screen working with this suite.

Some Linux distros, such as Ubuntu, come with a dark mode, which makes things much easier and by activating this mode at a general level, the apps that support it will automatically switch to that dark aspect. But if you don't have a distro with this mode, or you want to simply put the dark mode in LibreOffice, without affecting the rest of the programs, then in this tutorial you will see how you can do that ...

In addition, you will not only get a semi-dark mode like that of certain themes, but a full dark mode. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open some program LibreOffice, such as the Writer word processor.
  2. Then click on the menu Tools.
  3. Press on Options.
  4. Click on Application colors.
  5. Select the Color black in the options Document background y Application Background.
  6. Now, if the icons They are not in dark color, you can change this from the menu Tools> Options> View> Icon style and select some dark theme. The theme will depend on what you have at your disposal according to your distribution ...

By the way, if you are using Flatpak for your LibreOffice, then surely you may see the header area as white. In order to correct that, you can do the following:

  1. Open one of the programs LibreOffice.
  2. Go to Tools> Options> Personalization.
  3. There select one of the pre-installed themes that you like (dark). It won't be entirely black, but at least it will be better than before ...

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  1.   user12 said

    Without pretending to detract from the work that Libre Office developers do, I must admit that I hardly use it because, apart from the fact that its compatibility with MS Office is not at the level of other alternatives such as Only office or Free Office, it has an interface that, in my opinion, it is horrible -even putting the option of the ribbon / omnibarra-. Adding the dark mode is a small advance, but they need a more radical aesthetic change

  2.   Fernando said

    Thanks, it helped me!