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Carrying over settings to a fresh install [closed]

asked 2016-07-01 00:30:31 +0200

paul1149 gravatar image

updated 2020-09-08 21:42:20 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

LO crashed on me, and subsequently the mouse wheel would not work on the program. (I use the imwheel enhancement on Linux Lite 3.0 x64 (ubuntu 16.04), and it had been working beautifully.)

I had been having some other issues, such as the About dialog said, though had been installed. A reinstall didn't help, so I decided to uninstall everything and start afresh.

Now the prog says, as it should, and I see improvements. But the program crashes on opening the first time. On the second try it does open, but the changes in the settings have not been kept. (I'm trying to enable OpenGL.)

So I figured I had to go with a fresh profile. That works, with two problems:

  1. I still can't get the program to start when OpenGL is enabled. It freezes, I kill it, next try it opens with OpenGL disabled. OpenGL was working fine on the previous install.

  2. More importantly, I would like to copy over keyboard customizations and settings. I think I have everything else. I have looked for this info, and only found some. I have had to reinstall recently before, and this was the worst part of the process.

Copying over the entire Profile folder only causes the crash / rewrite all options cycle. So this will have to be done surgically.

Any help would be appreciated.

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answered 2016-07-01 00:59:41 +0200

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updated 2016-07-01 01:01:11 +0200

It looks like I've got it. I found the "Accelerator" lines in the /home/<user>/.config/libreoffice/4/user/registrymodifications.xcu file.

I copied them over, preserving the file's last line, and it didn't work.

Then I created one custom keyboard shortcut through the LO interface, closed and reopened, and all my shortcuts worked. Strange, but at least they're back!

I'm leaving this open for the sake of the OpenGL problem.

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