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LO has more bugs than Florida. I upgraded from 4.3.n.n to 5 and nothing has changed

asked 2017-03-19 13:40:15 +0200

GeorgeRamsower3 gravatar image

My biggest complaint is the way it deals with the comment box. If I highlight a block of text and then release the left mouse button, it does not leave the highlighted area alone. As I move the mouse, the area is changed as if I am still holding the left button. There are many more bugs but this one "Bugs" me more... for now.

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I forgot to mention this is under Linux Mint

GeorgeRamsower3 gravatar imageGeorgeRamsower3 ( 2017-03-19 16:14:36 +0200 )edit

Please try resetting the user profile, sometimes solves strange issues. Usually it's enough renaming/deleting the file "user/registrymodifications.xcu", it affects all the options in Menu/Tools/Options, and the files "user/basic/dialog.xlc" and "scrip.xlc" are overwritten, additionally custom colors in "user/config/standard.soc" are lost.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2017-03-19 18:48:56 +0200 )edit

lol, thanks for the laugh. I love to laugh. Now, more seriously, please remember that this is a community project. And you are part of the community. Welcome. Your first role, if you choose to accept it, is to carefully identify each bug you find and report it to bugzilla (via Menu>HelpSend feedback...), that is to say, not report it here, although it is sometimes good to ask about it here, just in case there is an easy fix for it, like a user error. Thanks. Bugs in Florida.. lol.

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-03-19 19:54:50 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-03-23 19:03:30 +0200

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updated 2017-03-23 19:09:18 +0200

Try ApacheOpenOffice from It has slightly fewer features (cannot write .docx etc) which is far outweighed by the fact that it has fewer bugs and is as stable as a rock.

See Please redirect users to LibreOffice( for other users' comments.

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answered 2017-03-19 15:15:34 +0200

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I never got this phenomenon with many versions (3.3 up to V5.3.1.2RC), except immediately after having changed the locale or the UI via 'Options' with some of the more recent version. Probably there was also a case after having significantly changed cell formats. As this is a related situation my memory may not be precise with this respect. (I am on Win 10 which "bugs me" much more than LibO does.)

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