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LibO base forms can't be resized [closed]

asked 2015-07-11 18:21:33 +0200

argy gravatar image

updated 2020-07-12 14:47:56 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I created a database on my w7 laptop, moved it to my linux mint 17 server, installed libreoffice-sdbc and all seemed well. Then, after tweaking the content of a form, the form in question, and now all other forms, can not be resized.

Usually the mouse pointer changes shape when it finds the edge of a window but not any more with these forms. If I use the window menu to select a different window there's no change to the screen. The form window is alweayts on top.

The only way that I can manage the window is by closing it.

Is there some button that I've inadvertently pressed which I need to toggle to get back to a normal manageable window?

Quite frustrating...

Thanks in anticipation

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did reboot assist? are you using macros? I know there is a dialog box mode that can be enabled by macro, although I never used it, and you can create all sorts of unexpected states via macros. When I force an error message to appear, I can still resize the window. What LO version are you using? did you change any background colors especially for control buttons? There is a truly odd bug in LO 5.0.0.2 / Win7 when you change the background color of control buttons that might be similar.

doug gravatar imagedoug ( 2015-07-12 05:09:24 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-07-13 16:04:13 +0200

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After a bit of faffing about I realised that the W7 platform had been updated to version 4.4.4.3 whereas the Linux mint platform was on 4.2.8.

Despite having performed a system update on the mint box the depository seems to be a tad out of date.

The form started to work perfectly well as soon as I updated the mint box to the same version as the W7 machine.

:-)

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FYI, you should accept your own answer by clicking the grey check box. glad it worked out.

doug gravatar imagedoug ( 2015-07-14 00:10:40 +0200 )edit

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