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LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:35 pm
by cecilieaux
Using the same versions of Linux Mint (17.3) and the same LibreOffice (5.4) I get different GUI open file dialogs, as shown below.

How I get just one version of the dialog on both computers?
(I like the Desktop version better).

Laptop
LO_openfile_laptop.png
Desktop
LO_openfile_desktop.png

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:59 pm
by cecilieaux
cecilieaux wrote:Using the same versions of Linux Mint (17.3) and the same LibreOffice (5.4) I get different GUI open file dialogs, as shown below.
I'm told it might be the window manager or the theme. Same in both LM and LO in both computers. The mystery continues!

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:25 pm
by Schultz
If the themes are the same, wouldn't the title bars be the same color?

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:54 pm
by hpmc13
I did this once, too, and it drove me nuts.

In any LibreOffice application, hit Tools > Options... In the Options dialogue, under LibreOffice on the left, choose General. On the right, uncheck (or check, depending on your preference) the "Use LibreOffice dialogs" under Open/Save Dialogs.

That should do it.

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:26 am
by cecilieaux
Schultz wrote:If the themes are the same, wouldn't the title bars be the same color?
The theme was different. I made them the same to experiment. No change.

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:02 am
by cecilieaux
hpmc13 wrote:I did this once, too, and it drove me nuts.

In any LibreOffice application, hit Tools > Options... In the Options dialogue, under LibreOffice on the left, choose General. On the right, uncheck (or check, depending on your preference) the "Use LibreOffice dialogs" under Open/Save Dialogs.

That should do it.
Aha! That would be it ... except ... the laptop, with the same LO, 5.4.0.3, DOES NOT HAVE THE "Open/Save Dialogs" option.

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:14 am
by cecilieaux
cecilieaux wrote:the laptop, with the same LO, 5.4.0.3, DOES NOT HAVE THE "Open/Save Dialogs" option.
Desktop
LO_options_dialog_desktop.png
Laptop
LO_optionsLOgeneral_laptop.png
And, yes, the options in blue on the laptop are the same.

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:09 am
by hpmc13
Now that's odd.

Both devices are running the same Mint, all updates applied (aside from going to Mint 18.2)? I ran into this some time ago, so I don't think that it's a new setting. I am running LO 5.4.0.3 as well, but I had this happen before now:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=200329

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:17 am
by cecilieaux
hpmc13 wrote:Now that's odd.

Both devices are running the same Mint, all updates applied (aside from going to Mint 18.2)? I ran into this some time ago, so I don't think that it's a new setting. I am running LO 5.4.0.3 as well, but I had this happen before now:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=200329
Renamed the libreoffice directory in .config, no change.

I uninstalled LO but am having trouble reinstalling.

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:26 am
by cecilieaux
cecilieaux wrote:
hpmc13 wrote:Now that's odd.

Both devices are running the same Mint, all updates applied (aside from going to Mint 18.2)? I ran into this some time ago, so I don't think that it's a new setting. I am running LO 5.4.0.3 as well, but I had this happen before now:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=200329
Renamed the libreoffice directory in .config, no change.

I uninstalled LO but am having trouble reinstalling.
Yikes! Now it says LO is not available, get it through apt-get!!!

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:36 am
by cecilieaux
I sooooo screwed. Now I don't have LO.

Re: LibreOffice file open dialog box

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:21 pm
by cecilieaux
OK, "solved" it by performing a clean install of Sarah.