We will be migrating from Ask to Discourse on the first week of August, read the details here

Ask Your Question

Unable to Edit Password Protected Files When Firefox Running [closed]

asked 2015-05-20 16:20:36 +0200

Throwaway gravatar image

updated 2020-08-21 16:13:02 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

This issue occurs with password protected files from both Writer and Calc, that I have seen.

I regularly use a password protected Calc file. Often, though not always, I am unable to enter data into cells if Firefox is already running. However, I can open and edit unprotected files.

To work around the issue, I must close Firefox and the password protected Calc file. Then reopen the Calc file and data input works as expected. I can even reopen Firefox and everything continues fine.

Can anyone duplicate this issue, or better yet, provide a solution?


Firefox Versions at least 35 - 37.0.2

Libre Office Version 4.1.62

edit retag flag offensive reopen merge delete

Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2020-08-21 16:11:46.659025

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2015-05-21 04:28:17 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

I tested on an XP machine using Firefox v38.0.1 and LibO

  • Created ods-file and saved with PW (to open the file)
  • Closed file
  • Opened file
  • Edited file and saved
  • Opened file and edited text was to be seeon

Did the same with and odt-file and had the same result

Which steps did you take in detail? Is your file protected against operning or is a read-only limitation? Which OS are you using?

edit flag offensive delete link more

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2015-05-20 16:20:36 +0200

Seen: 62 times

Last updated: May 21 '15