The Start Center uses a predefined background colour while the different parts of LibreOffice use a colour that can be defined under Tools > Options, Appearance, Application background.
This can lead to the Start Center having a different background colour than for instance a Writer document.
Ideally, the Start Center should pick up the Application Background colour, too.
I can reproduce the described effect, also with more early versions. No Idea whethe it's a bug, but it seems inconsistent.
*** Bug 59042 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to comment #0)
> The Start Center uses a predefined background colour while the different
> parts of LibreOffice use a colour that can be defined under Tools > Options,
> Appearance, Application background.
> This can lead to the Start Center having a different background colour than
> for instance a Writer document.
> Ideally, the Start Center should pick up the Application Background colour,
Option 'Application background' does not work in The Draw_LibO too. Color is very bright and is no different from the color of the page - see attachment 72527 [details]. Objects can extend beyond the page, and the user will not notice - rulers digitize the entire window. So I increased the severity.
Already [Reproducible] with Server Installation of "LibreOffice 3.3.3 German UI/Locale [OOO330m19 (Build:301) tag libreoffice-126.96.36.199] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) and OOo 3.4.0
Your observation concerning LibO Draw is the same area, but a different bug, see my comments in Bug 59042.
Robert Roth committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
Start center background color uses application background color, fdo51535
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
(In reply to comment #5)
> Robert Roth committed a patch related to this issue.
> It has been pushed to "master":
> Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Bugs are fixed.
Caolán! Include the patch in the LibreOffice-4.0.x please.