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LibreOffice - how do I clear recently used font name list?

asked 2020-04-01 15:22:50 +0200

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Hello My question is in the title:

In LibreOffice, how do I clear the recently used font name list (drop-down menu)? See attached screenshot

I have not found ANY answer on internet? But maybe I do not search properly... Thanks beforehand! Best regards Jean

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Afaik the list is cleared as soon as you close LibreOffice completely (seems to be in memory and not stored in any configuration file).

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-04-01 17:35:14 +0200 )edit

The list is not cleared in either Writer or Calc, even when opening a blank (fresh) document after shutting down LibreOffice and the computer (as in reboot), in my version (v6.0.7.3). I believe this behaviour is actually good, although it would be nice to be able to clear the list occasionally as an option.

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2020-04-02 04:54:41 +0200 )edit

The list is definitely NOT cleared (version: in Ubuntu 18.04.4 Yes in a way this is good... But... it would be nice to be able to clear it! So does this mean it is not possible?

JB1042 gravatar imageJB1042 ( 2020-04-03 00:45:10 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-04-03 12:19:09 +0200

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updated 2020-04-03 12:20:01 +0200


the list is stored in file $HOME/.config/libreoffice/4/user/config/fontnameboxmruentries. Hence you need to (in this order):

  • Stop LibreOffice application
  • Delete the file

Note If you delete the file before you stop LibreOffice the file will be recreated from memory

( sorry for my wrong comment above, made a test, list was cleared and wrote my comment and now can't explain why this happened)

Tested using LibreOffice:

Version:; Build ID: 4e471d8c02c9c90f512f7f9ead8875b57fcb1ec3
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.12; UI render: default; VCL: kf5; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US; Calc: threaded
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Excellent! This is exactly what I was looking for! I am now able - either to delete the file $HOME/.config/libreoffice/4/user/config/fontnameboxmruentries - either to open it with a text editor, and modify it! Excellent! Thank you so much!

JB1042 gravatar imageJB1042 ( 2020-04-03 12:36:16 +0200 )edit

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Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-04-03 12:56:13 +0200 )edit
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