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Disable libre office startup/dispatcher menu

asked 2014-06-11 11:31:05 +0200

jorge27 gravatar image

Hello all,

When I launch one of the LO programs, writer, calc, etc, and I finish working with it, closing it, there still appears a central menu, with a LO logo in the middle of the screen and the options to open or start LO programs: calc, writer, etc.

Is there any way to disable it so when I close the program, the whole LO is closed? Or to launch it without the menu?

Thanks in advance.


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answered 2014-06-11 11:50:07 +0200

Lupp gravatar image

You are using Windows as your OS?

1) If you have open ONLY ONE DOCUMENT, you should get offered TWO icons for"Close" (looking like "X"). The one at the right side of the menu bar will only close the documet. The other one (title bar of the main window) will also shut down the application.

2) 'File'> 'Close' will only close the document. 'File'>'Exit LibreOffice' should act as it says, even if more unchanged documents are open.

3) If you see the LO Logo after closing all the documents you are still using a version from the 3.xy family. Otherwise you should see thumbnails for the recent documents.

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Thanks for your answer Lupp.

Im using Ubuntu 13.10 and Libre Office v4.1.

I think I didnt explain my self correctly.

I want to launch the apps, like writer or calc, but when the document Im editing is closed, I dont want LO to show a global/startup menu with the options of opening a new doc or strating any of the apps. I just want LO to finished along with the app.

I dont know if it is possible to launch it that way, or maybe I have to code a macro that close the entire LO when the current document is closed..

Hope I have clarified the issue.

Thanks in advance,


jorge27 gravatar imagejorge27 ( 2014-06-11 16:28:05 +0200 )edit

Hallo Jorge, LibreOffice is not a bundle of office apps. It comes with a couple of launchers but everyone of them will load the same main module (soffice.bin) and then take additional action as loading a module, creating a first 'Untitled...' document of the chosen class, maybe something else. Closing the LAST document of any class using the "main close icon" will shut down everything. So will choosing 'File'>'Exit LibreOffice' (Ctrl+Q). For every changed document you will get an alert.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2014-06-12 16:32:16 +0200 )edit

In other applications, when you press Ctrl+W it closes each document. When all documents are closed, the main window goes away, too. Is there a way to make LibO do this too?

endolith gravatar imageendolith ( 2016-05-03 23:12:38 +0200 )edit
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