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asked 2019-03-18 11:28:39 +0200

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I'm using Libreoffice Version (x64). While working on one of my Writer documents I inadvertently undocked the sidebar, and I can't re-dock it, so it is always floating. I have tried dragging it to the side with no effect. If I click on its Settings there is an option to dock, but it doesn't do anything.

If I open any other document the sidebar is correctly docked. I can undock it, but I can't then re-dock it.

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Which OS do you use?

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-03-18 13:46:10 +0200 )edit

I'm using Windows 10

rousea gravatar imagerousea ( 2019-03-18 13:54:22 +0200 )edit

Try to reset your user profile. How to do that you will find here. Before storing your existing user profile under a different name.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-03-18 14:53:22 +0200 )edit

Thanks. That solved it

rousea gravatar imagerousea ( 2019-03-18 16:42:46 +0200 )edit

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ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-03-18 19:23:41 +0200 )edit

Although it does solve the problem, it's not "a solution". If the only way to dock an (accidentally or not) undocked sidebar is to reset one's whole user profile, which means losing all your customizations, that's quite a major bug! There is a "Dock" item in the sidebar's contextual menu and it doesn't do anything :s

localhost gravatar imagelocalhost ( 2019-04-12 15:41:10 +0200 )edit

@localhost (And for anyone else that encounters this) - I just had the same thing happen. The sidebar came undocked and refused to re-dock. I was unwilling to reset my profile. I ended up closing and re-opening LO and at that point the sidebar, while still undocked, would then dock correctly.

AndonRT gravatar imageAndonRT ( 2019-04-23 03:27:49 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-03-18 11:49:27 +0200

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Hold the sidebar with the mouse and drag it to the right (or left) edge until a gray frame appears. Then release the mouse.

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As stated in my question, dragging the window has no effect. I can drag it almost completely to the right and no frame appears

rousea gravatar imagerousea ( 2019-03-18 12:07:05 +0200 )edit

I'm using Windows 10

rousea gravatar imagerousea ( 2019-03-18 13:52:54 +0200 )edit

You should push the sidebar over the right edge!

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-05-13 11:54:24 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-05-13 11:19:29 +0200

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I experienced the same issue (LO 6.2.2 on Windows 7). Restarting libreoffice helped already though... (that included quitting the running background program).

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