LibreOffice 4.0 RC 1 released with Personas support
Firefox comes with default support for themes and Personas, themes allow the user to add a complete visual theme to Firefox (with modified scrollbars, dialogs, drop-down, etc), while Personas present themselves as partial themes, allowing the user to modify only certain aspects of Firefox (such as the toolbar).
Weeks ago, the LibreOffice developers announced the upcoming support for Personas in LibreOffice 4.0 release candidate 1, support designed with Firefox Personas in mind.
Essentially, LibreOffice's Personas act similarly to Firefox's.
LibreOffice RC 1 has just been released, introducing support for Personas, furthermore, its implementation bears a solid attitude paired with a definitely easy-to-use approach.
Adding a Persona to LibreOffice is as simple as navigating to
LibreOffice-->Tools-->Options-->Personalization and clicking on
Select Persona, latter action that summons a clear dialog containing a
Persona URL field.
In order to add and enable a Persona, navigate to Firefox Personas website and copy a preferred Persona URL (by
right-clicking on it-->Copy Link Location,--under Firefox--), finally paste the just-obtained Persona URL to the above mentioned
Persona URL field (under
Use own Persona must be checked).
A definitely interesting aspect of the newly implemented Personas support it its wide implementation, meaning, adding a Persona while under LibreOffice Writer, automatically enables the Persona for LibreOffice Impress, LibreOffice Calc, etc, basically, Personas feature a global approach.
Reverting LibreOffice to its original non-Persona look is as simple as navigating to
LibreOffice-->Tools-->Options-->Personalization-->check Do not use Persona
LibreOffice 4.0 RC 1's Personas feature support for all Firefox Personas, allowing users to enjoy thousands and thousands of already-available shapes, colors, abstract patterns, etc.
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