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i want to stop writer using full screen when loaded [closed]

asked 2018-07-06 00:35:07 +0200

allenb gravatar image

updated 2018-07-06 00:36:31 +0200

writer cheeses me off when it takes the entire screen because I cannot use the minimise button

it never used to do this and changed for some reason

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close date 2020-12-25 11:45:55.294835



It's not the minimize button that you want. It is the middle button between Minimize (_) and Close (X) that controls whether the program is displayed as full-screen or something less than full-screen. If Writer opens now as full-screen it is probably because at some time you exited the program in full-screen mode. That setting is saved on exit.

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2018-07-06 01:01:14 +0200 )edit

Try Alt + Space to access window options.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-07-06 11:24:37 +0200 )edit

Does this happens to any LibreOffice document or just for Writer's documents?

Xoristzatziki gravatar imageXoristzatziki ( 2018-07-09 08:09:09 +0200 )edit

This has suddenly started happening to all LibreOffice applications: they all open maximised and I can't find a way to stop it. If I resize the window to smaller and then exit, it still restarts maximised. Is this a new feature, either of LibreOffice or of Linux (generally) or Gnome or Cinnamon (specifically; I'm running a new install of Mint 19 Cinnamon).

tympan gravatar imagetympan ( 2019-03-11 22:58:23 +0200 )edit

this is probably a DE issue, not Libreoffice. I'm on Arch Linux w/ GNOME 3.32 and I do not have this issue

mattia.b89 gravatar imagemattia.b89 ( 2019-04-23 11:54:07 +0200 )edit

No its not DE issue, windows does the same thing. There is probably a setting, and I am looking for it to. Thing is its a really good program and people are doing a good job. Sometimes in our attempt t do better we think we ad things that simplify a process for others when we do not realize what the others are going to do. Never make decisions that users should be making for them selves. Give them a way to make those decisions and let them set them up per their choices so they are default, thats all.

harry8227 gravatar imageharry8227 ( 2020-08-24 22:38:47 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-12-24 23:43:32 +0200

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For Windows 7 users: see /question/244424/.

Tested with LibreOffice (x86); OS: Windows 6.1.

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