LibreOffice is asking for permissions to access my desktop folders?!

asked 2019-11-06 16:52:57 +0200

Robin1 gravatar image

Good day, Just downloaded LibreOffice today and tried to explore it's preferences. All of a sudden, a message popped up, saying that LibreOffice wants to access my desktop folders! Is this normal? Or a useful feature? Or have I downloaded Malware?! ( I downloaded it from the website whose address is shown in wikipedia ). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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What is "desktop folders" (esp. in plural)? Is that "some folders that constitute my desktop space - including, e.g., My Documents"; or is that "several(?) folders that keep what is considered "desktop" - i.e., icons that I see on screen when all programs are minimized"; or is that something else?

I'd assume that you've opened "Paths" options page, and it tried to configure its "Documents" path pointing to user's default documents. But - no idea what told you what actually; it's better to post screenshots when you describe some messages, than try to invent own wording.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-11-06 17:00:33 +0200 )edit

I don't really know what " desktop folders " were meant by my MacOS, and I didn't take any screenshots.......Oh well, thank you for your help!

Robin1 gravatar imageRobin1 ( 2019-11-07 00:00:49 +0200 )edit