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Seeing the active cell in Calc easily

asked 2016-03-14 13:52:28 +0200

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My Ubuntu Libreoffice Calc no longer bounds the active cell in a highlighted box. It just puts a small dot at the bottom right corner of the active cell. How do I restore the usual cell outline to see the active cell please?

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Sometimes LO fails to display the cursor while in edit mode. Closing (include the Quickstarter) & reopening LO fixes the problem. And/or logout / login. And/or restart.

brucehohl gravatar imagebrucehohl ( 2016-03-15 01:50:46 +0200 )edit

Can you please post your complete LibreOffice version (with Build, Kernel, Locale and all) as well as your video card model (you can take it from lspci -v and the exact numbers from lspci -n) and your video driver (also from lspci -v) please?

alvarezp gravatar imagealvarezp ( 2016-05-06 22:43:21 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-05-08 09:07:43 +0200

I had the same problem too and it turned out that I had a driver issue on my system. I was using modesetting+vesa+fbdev but my intel driver was missing. Reinstalling the xserver-xorg-video-intel driver helped. You can find further information in a bug I raised against LibreOffice, where other testers couldn't reproduce the problem:

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answered 2018-10-06 04:37:25 +0200

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updated 2018-10-06 04:38:10 +0200

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel

worked for me. I did have to reboot; then I got the active cell outline back. Very happy!

(Linux Mint 18)

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