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After inserting a textbox, the keyboard cursor disappears

asked 2017-07-19 22:13:39 +0200

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updated 2017-07-19 22:19:16 +0200

I recently installed LibreOffice 5.3.4.2 for Windows x86. I used the writer; after inserting a textbox, the keyboard cursor disappears.

This link is the screen recorder video I recorded https://streamable.com/xdwkg .

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I have the same after installing 5.3.4.2. The the flashing text cursor remains visible whenever it is inside a Text Box, but disappears as soon as the focus moves outside a Box.

In a document with existing Text Boxes opened afresh, the cursor remains visible until it moves out of a Text Box. Text Boxes can be selected, moved and context menu items actioned without losing the cursor.

hedles gravatar imagehedles ( 2017-07-20 05:15:10 +0200 )edit

For me, the problem is the same. Is there a bugreport or a patch?

florianfreitag gravatar imageflorianfreitag ( 2017-07-31 11:01:40 +0200 )edit

The disappearing cursor after inserting a text box is happening to me too. I'm also running 5.3.4.2, which is the only version I've run since I'm a new LO user.

Raptor88 gravatar imageRaptor88 ( 2017-08-13 06:50:09 +0200 )edit

Ditto. Frustrating behaviour. Happens to me after adding a Math Equation.

bwechner gravatar imagebwechner ( 2017-09-06 06:09:06 +0200 )edit

Same issue with 5.3.4.2 on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS

Jesse gravatar imageJesse ( 2017-09-10 23:23:36 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-01-06 03:59:49 +0200

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This is what worked for me. Simply close out the program and reopen it. My cursor came back. Note: Not just the document, but the entire program, closing out all open docs and the program itself.

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