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How to open up the default LibreOffice start screen after a document is opened

asked 2017-05-10 13:54:22 +0200

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If you call the command, libreoffice with no arguments, it will bring up a screen showing your recent documents, along with options for creating or opening documents of various types.

If you have a document already opened, the "libreoffice" command will only take you to that opened document. You can no longer see that default screen.

My question is how can you get that screen back without having to first close all your document windows.

Idealistically there might be a way to get to it from a clickable option within the opened document. If that isn't possible, is there some other way, such as a command argument.

Thanks in advance for any input.

-- L. James

-- L. D. James

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answered 2017-05-10 15:03:34 +0200

updated 2017-05-10 15:09:14 +0200

No way to do it currently, unfortunately (unless you want to run a different instance of LO with another profile, and thus with different history etc.). There's an intention to make it somewhat like backstage, but it's just an intention.

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Hopefully, the developers add priority to this valuable feature.

Looking at the icon images of the recent documents of various types is a valuable interface for both novice and experienced users. Also seeing the choices of the application to call for creating a new document is equally invaluable.

-- L. James

-- L. D. James

apollothethird gravatar imageapollothethird ( 2017-05-12 16:19:26 +0200 )edit

I would LOVE this feature also!

mattslay gravatar imagemattslay ( 2018-07-18 07:22:34 +0200 )edit

Add my name to that list. That would be awesome!

WriteSomethingProfound gravatar imageWriteSomethingProfound ( 2019-09-13 19:44:23 +0200 )edit
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