I am not sure if it is a bug with elementary OS or with the new LibreOffice 5, but the LibreOffice GUI is broken. See the screenshot, where title bar is missing on unmaximised application window.

Libre Office 5 GUI is broken in elementary OS Freya

In case of maximized LibreOffice window, the menu-bar disappears. Also all dialog boxes are similarly broken. I do not currently have the maximized screenshot.

Is there any fix for menu and/or title bar?

1 Answer 1


Uninstall the package libreoffice-gtk3 and install libreoffice-gtk instead.

sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-gtk3
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gtk

LibreOffice should be usable again.

  • Strange thing happened. I uninstalled LO 4.X and installed And it simply works. But I checked now, and libreoffice-gtk3 is not present while libreoffice-gtk is. So probably your answer is correct, although I cannot confirm that.
    – Ervinas T.
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 14:55
  • Rafael, if you understand the question, could you edit it to make the title more explicit, and the body more descriptive?
    – waldyrious
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 17:32
  • @waldyrious I seems like bigbang already did it :)
    – Rafael
    Commented Aug 10, 2015 at 10:49

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