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toolbar icons messed up during migration 3.6.6 to 4.0.3 [closed]

asked 2013-06-17 12:17:14 +0200

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updated 2015-10-31 04:17:08 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I migrated from 3.6.6.2 to 4.0.3.3 and the toolbar icons in Writer, Calc, and Impressed messed up. Mainly unused icons popped up and few used ones do not show up.

OS: XP Prof / SP3

I had 3.6.6.2 installed and run installation of 4.0.3.3 without un-installing the older version.

I have a copy of my old user profile folder.

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The ones marked in red frames popped up but were not used in the older LibO version.

Is there a way to replace the current icons with the old ones without modifying each toolbar icon by icon?

Thanks in advance for hints!

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answered 2013-06-17 12:48:53 +0200

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If you had custom toolbar icons they should be stored under:

Application Data\LibreOffice\4\user\config\soffice.cfg\modules\<module_name>\toolbar\

... or \3\ in the old profile. Perhaps try removing the registrymodifications.xcu file and starting v4.0 to create a new one and see if that fixes it?

As to why this happened ... who knows? It appears to relate to fdo#57061 although this was apparently fixed. There is a lot of interesting information about the User Profile in the comments.

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answered 2013-06-17 18:16:04 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

@oweng - Thanks for the information I tried your hints and was successful

First I tried to replace the entire "4" folder by the renamed "3" folder ( a brut force way I read in the bug report fd0#57061. It did not work.

Then I deleted the registrymodifications.xcu but this too was not successful.

Next I followed your advice with the toolbar folders in each module folder. I replaced the the toolbar-folder of swriter, scalc, simpress. In the "4" folder there are not more folders of this type. However in "3" there are swriter, scalc, simpress, and schart, sglobal, smath, sweb. I assume this has to do with the fact that I did neither opened yet Base nor Math. Also I have not yet used charts. But the content of sglobal is still unclear to me. I had my old toolbars back.

So far the only "collateral damages" caused by the migration is the loss of simple macro in writer and the customized color settings. And I the setting of the Writer default page format changed from A4 to Letter. Should you have a hint for Letter -> A4 I appreciate it.

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In my v4.0 modules/ directory here I have: BasicIDE, scalc, schart, sdraw, sglobal, simpress, smath, StartModule, and swriter, although whether that is because I have used these components I don't know. You macros are stored in the basic/ directory of the User Profile. You will have to set the page size in a template (Format > Page...) and then set that template as your default.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-18 05:59:50 +0200 )edit

@oweng - thanks for your help! A lot went wrong with the migration. I filed some bug reports and decided to move back to 3.6.6 just by playing back the image of my system drive I created immediately before migrating to 4.0.3. I will know do some test with the portable version of 4.0.3 and then reconsider to upgrade my "production" LibO.

I wonder if it would be better to first uninstall 3.6.6, make a new installation of 4.0.3, copy toolbar and macro folders over, and adjust settings.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-06-19 03:47:08 +0200 )edit

I always uninstall any old copy before re-installing a new version, especially when upgrading across a major version boundary. I don't care what the instructions state. It is simply cleaner and there is less that can go wrong. Limiting possibility always improves the likelihood of success.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-19 04:01:33 +0200 )edit

Thanks for this valuable reply! I hope to create some time over the weekend!

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-06-20 04:12:25 +0200 )edit

@oweng - Are there special files which need to be removed manually after doing a normal uninstall? (All files and folder under LibreOffice/3 I will copy to a safe place before uninstallation.)

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-06-20 04:23:18 +0200 )edit

Probably not, and certainly not for MacOS or GNU/Linux, although I do not spend much time in Windows these days. The Windows registry is something I have never liked and have developed an inherent distrust of. A registry cleaning tool can assist with removing stubs and cruft, although how important this is remains debatable.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-20 05:30:29 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the hint with the registry. I will try to get a tool.

Good to know that you are also a Mac expert. I recently installed LibO on my wife's Mac. She was surprised how easy it is to work with Calc; other applications not yet used by her.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-06-20 13:37:40 +0200 )edit

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