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How can I restore original dialog box

asked 2019-12-02 00:58:52 +0100

yiannisd gravatar image


Some time ago I had problems with the Impress app. I searched forums and applied a solution. This changed the way the dialog box (Open file and Save file) displays for all Libre Office apps (see attached). C:\fakepath\Dialog box Libre Office.png

How can I restore the original dialog box?



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Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2019-12-02 03:28:35 +0100 )edit

Thank you for your suggestion. It is helpful as a first-timer here to know. I wasn't aware of the page.

yiannisd gravatar imageyiannisd ( 2019-12-03 04:04:13 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-12-02 03:35:20 +0100

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Here is a case in point (re: comment). You have not specified your OS or LO version.

If on Mac select LibreOffice > Preferences

Otherwise from the menu select Tools->Options

Then with either, under LibreOffice->General in right pane under Open/Save Dialogs is the setting Use LibreOffice dialogs. Remove the check mark with a left mouse click.

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Given the fakepath in the hyperlink ("C:\..."), I was sure it was Windows ... until I saw the path screenshoted on the image (/home/...). Confusing. Explicit statement of all relevant information in the question is a must indeed.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-12-02 05:38:02 +0100 )edit


Thanks for your response. My apologies for omitting my OS. It is Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS.

I tried the suggestion but there is no option for Open/Save Dialogs under General. And I can't see how to attach a screenshot to a comment to show you. The options I have under General are: Help Document Status Year (Two Digits) Help improve LibreOffice


yiannisd gravatar imageyiannisd ( 2019-12-03 04:11:11 +0100 )edit

And LibreOffice version Version: Build ID: 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.10 CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: x11;

yiannisd gravatar imageyiannisd ( 2019-12-03 04:13:54 +0100 )edit

Sorry but don't have any further answer. I do see (loaded LO that setting is not there. I am currently using v6.3.3.2 (TDF version) on Ubuntu 18.04 where it is present.

You may want to consider an update. Yours is a bit old.

As you can see posting basic information is important. And you can add an image from the toolbar (upper left when editing question/answer). It is the icon immediately left of the paperclip.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2019-12-03 06:16:55 +0100 )edit

See 6.0 release notes for the description of the change (deprecation of the internal file pickers) and the way to still access the setting. Obviously, this has been then reverted.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-12-03 06:55:19 +0100 )edit
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