Calc links open in browser twice

asked 2019-06-26 18:59:56 +0200

dwlamb gravatar image

I use Calc to concatenate terms into hyperlinks. These hyperlinks are then clicked on to launch in my default browser window. Recently, I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from 14.04. In Ubuntu 18.04, the hyperlinks launch twice (i.e., two tabs) and always in a new window for the default browser, even if a browser window is already open. It does not matter which browser is the default. It could be Firefox, Waterfox, Chrome, Chromium or Opera.

I don't think this is a browser issue. Through trial and error trying to debug this, links from other third-party applications open as tabs in already open browser instances and only as one tab.

Does anyone have this same odd behaviour and is there a solution?

Thanks for taking time to read this.

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Please upload an anonymized version of the Calc sheet which is opening a browser twice. I could test on Ubuntu 18.04 and please tell us about your LibreOffice Version and from where you installed it (Base Ubuntu distruntion repo, PPA,, ...)?

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-06-26 19:11:10 +0200 )edit

Aside -- This isn't the old oneclick-twoclick problem, is it? In Windows, two clicks are needed to open a link,whereas in Linux sometimes only one click is needed. Or maybe I just don't understand the problem.

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2019-06-27 21:35:42 +0200 )edit