Here are the Galaxy icons, now the default, shown in Writer and Calc on Windows XP:
Galaxy is the automatic default on Windows but not on my Linux system. You may have to switch from Automatic to Default (see below). Also, Galaxy can be installed manually in older versions such as OpenOffice.org 2.4, but Galaxy may not work as well in older OpenOffice.org versions.
Thanks to Dave for the tip on this story.
Changing the icon set
If you prefer a different look, just change it. The other icon sets are Tango, Industrial, and Crystal, and high contrast.
The default in OOo 2.3.1:
How to switch icon sets:
- Start OpenOffice.org.
- Click Tools and Options.
- Click OpenOffice.org and View.
- Change Icon size and style.