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2014-05-26 06:37:20 +0200 answered a question Libreoffice 4.2.2 and 4.1.5 adversely affect Firefox

Thanks for the reply.

I'm using Firefox 29.0.1 at the moment and always keep Ffx up to date, but since you say that you didn't have problems or conflicts when using Ffx 27.0.1, though did with Ffx 28.x.y, then maybe the problem is corrected again for Ffx 29.

These problems shouldn't happen though, for LibreOffice and Firefox are wholly separate applications. Nothing about installation of LO should interfere or conflict with totally separate applications, regardless of what they are. That's not about whether, or not, LO should be the application associated with .doc, .docx, .ppt, etc, files, for I don't use MS Office and always use LO for these files. But, there should be no conflicts with Web browsers and possibly other types of apps.

This conflict happening with a number of LO releases since and possibly including 4.0 is why I still use the old 3.6.5.2 version, build 5b93205. It causes no conflicts with Ffx that I've been able to notice.

LO 3.6 is adequate for my needs, so while it's a "bummer" to not be using current LO, this isn't really a problem.

Until it's official that LO installations no longer cause conflicts with Ffx, then I'll continue with LO 3.6.

As previously stated, an effort was made to submit this problem report to Bug Submission Assistant for LO, but this didn't work and my comment was posted two months ago, with your reply being the very first. So, there's evidently no fast action happening here and BSA didn't work for me.

P.S.

Ctrl+shift+B does nothing in LO 3.6 for me, so I'm not sure if you only mean that key set or combination for Ffx, alone, and in which case the bookmarks manager is opened. You speak of using this key set or combination with both LO and Ffx, but it does nothing in LO 3.6; not for me anyway. I have LO Writer open and tried this key combination. Nothing happens.

Lastly, and after submitting the above for response, it's presented before your response, rather than following it. The latter would be better.

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2014-03-24 04:49:04 +0200 asked a question Libreoffice 4.2.2 and 4.1.5 adversely affect Firefox

I've been trying to submit this to Bug Submission Assistant and, yes, I'm signed in, but BSA is repeatedly reporting, quote: "It looks like you didn't come from the right page (you have no valid token for the" (whatever the rest of the truncated message says).

The BSA page was opened in a separate tab each time (about 5 times) by using the option from the Get Help menu at the top of the libreoffice.org page.

The text of the error message stops there, cut short, as cited, above. So, I don't know what the rest of it says. And there's also no indication of what page I should be coming from. The Libreoffice.org Get Help menu should be fine regardless of which LibreOffice.org page a person is in or at; especially if the page has the Get Help menu at the top.

So, a copy of what the report would consist of will be posted here, instead.


Problem description:

Installation of Libreoffice 4.2.2 and 4.1.5 adversely affected Firefox, a little. Ctrl+Shift+B no longer worked for opening the bookmarks manager in Firefox; leaving only one way to do this, by using the Firefox Bookmarks menu.

The phrasing used below, for the "Steps to reproduce" the problem, represents the procedure I exercised. It isn't worded for presentation for QA testers to do their work, f.e. Also, I'm using Windows XP Pro SP3 and it's up to date, for XP.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Uninstalled Libreoffice (LO) 3.6.5

  2. Installed LO 4.2.2 without the Calc and Maths components or applications.

  3. Double-clicked on an existant .odt file to see that LO will start up and load the file, and this worked fine.

  4. Went back to Firefox by clicking on it to bring it to the foreground and pressed Ctrl+Shift+B to open the bookmarks manager. This no longer worked.

  5. Uninstalled LO 4.2.2 to install 4.1.5, but the same problem happened again.

  6. Uninstalled 4.1.5 to re-install 3.6.5 and Ctrl+Shift+B is working correctly again in Firefox.

Current behavior:

Working correctly again after re-installing LO 3.6.5.

Expected behavior:

For installation of LO to not adversely interfere with or affect other applications.


2014-03-24 03:39:09 +0200 answered a question Why does opening .docx documents fail on Ubuntu 13.10 with LO 4.1.3.2?

Opening .docx files with Libreoffice 3.6.5 worked and still works on Windows XP SP3. Maybe if you try an older version of LO for Linux you'll find one that works for you; perhaps beginning by trying the most recent version 3.x.y, whatever x and y are for LO on Linux. I think the most recent one of those for Windows is either 3.6.5 or 3.6.6.

2014-03-24 03:21:15 +0200 commented question How to make Win Explorer context menu New option work for OpenDocument files creation after installing LibreOffice 4.1.5?

Furthermore, installation of 4.1.5 and 4.2.2 also seemed to affect one or two short-cut keys I regularly use in Firefox and which are Ctrl+Shift+B for opening the bookmarks manager, as well as Ctrl+N for opening a new tab; or, if not affecting the latter, then certainly the former. The only way remaining to open the bookmarks manager was by using the Firefox Bookmarks menu.

Libreoffice 3.6.5 has now been reinstalled and the New option of the Windows Explorer context menu now works again for OD files.

I'd report this as a bug but am not sure that it is one. No one has responded by saying that they're also ... (more)

2014-03-24 03:12:52 +0200 commented answer How to create a shortcut for converting tables to text?

I just created a dummy 2-column and 2-row table, including with dummy text strings in each of the cells. These strings were specified as follows, for each row and cell, in the table: DDD, EEE, FFF and GGG, left to right. After performing the operation that you asked for me to test, the result is the following: DDD, EEE, FFF and GGG, in a single column, in this order. So the ordering is the same, as long as a person wants the conversion done from left to right, row by row, one row at a time. If a person preferred column by column, then the dialogue box that pops up when pressing Ctrl+Shift+V doesn't have an option ... (more)

2014-03-24 02:57:29 +0200 commented answer How to create a shortcut for converting tables to text?

Thanks for the reply, manj_k.

I just learned of your reply, evidently or apparently not having received an e-mail notification for it. This current visit was to check if there was a reply for a new thread I began yesterday.

I've found how to do the selections shown in the image you provided, though short-cut key that consists of 4 keys seems like a little too much hassle for me. Ctrl+Alt+T, Alt+Shift+T, Alt+T, and Ctrl+T are all free with the default installation of LibreOffice or LO Writer, so I'll opt for one of these due to not being accustomed to using short-cut keys other than Ctrl+N for new file or tab ... (more)

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2014-03-23 06:53:10 +0200 asked a question How to make Win Explorer context menu New option work for OpenDocument files creation after installing LibreOffice 4.1.5?

I just installed LibreOffice (LO) 4.1.5 and it works, but the New option in the Windows Explorer context menu doesn't work for the three OpenDocument (OD) formats for the LO components or applications I selected for installation, while deselecting the others, such as Math and Calc. I selected Draw, Impress and Writer, only.

The three options are shown in the context menu's New options list, but none work. So I tested the other New file options or formats to see if these still work and all of them do. It's only the three OD file formats or options that don't work.

Before installing LO 4.1.5, 4.2.2 was installed and the same thing happened. So, it was totally uinstalled in order to see what'd happen with 4.1.5 and it didn't make any difference.

LO 3.6.5 didn't cause or have this problem; never did, not for me anyway.

For OS, I'm still using XP SP3, 32-bit.

Doing some Web searching to try to find help for this turned up a link for the following video (1:43 runtime).

"How to Edit Context Menu in Windows", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjTp5o65cQU

That's about using regedit and says to go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, open the first folder, which is "named" as only "*", open or expand the subfolder called shellex and its subfolder named ContextMenuHandlers. Doing this, I find that some of the keys are for applications that I personally installed, while other keys are evidently from Windows and possibly from origin(s) that I just don't know due to not seeing any recognizable names in these other keys' names.

In any case, LibreOffice or LibreOffice Writer isn't one of the keys.

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2013-04-05 10:00:16 +0200 asked a question How to create a shortcut for converting tables to text?

This is a second posting, this time being without checking the "community wiki" checkbox. I don't know how this ask.libreoffice.org website works and would like to receive email notification whenever anyone posts a response to this query search for help. So I already posted while checking the "community wiki" check box and am now doing it without checking that box.

And this is about LibreOffice Writer.

I often need or certainly want to convert copied and pasted tables to plain text and am not finding any way to be able to create a short-cut key combination for this. I tried with the Tools | Options and Tools | Personalization menus (using a French version of LibreOffice), and Personalization permits creating some or defining some shortcut key combinations, but there apparently isn't a way to create a shortcut for converting tables to text.

Since CTRL+T evidently isn't defined and I think of it as T meaning text, so "please give me text format", this is the key combination I'd use. CTRL+C, C for convert, could do, but it could be for converting to formats other than plain text. So, T is what I'd want. I never have to create many tables, so using the Table or Tables menu is sufficient, but I often need or rather want to convert many tables to plain text in order to require fewer pages. Needing to place the mouse pointer in every table to be converted and then go through the Table menu route to do the many conversions is a serious nuisance, very frustrating. A shortcut key combination would greatly speed up the process of doing the conversions.

There should be a way to create or define wholly new shortcuts for functionality not presently included in the Personalization dialogue or whatever it's called.

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2013-04-05 09:53:47 +0200 asked a question How to create a shortcut for converting tables to text?

This is about LibreOffice Writer.

I often need or certainly want to convert copied and pasted tables to plain text and am not finding any way to be able to create a short-cut key combination for this. I tried with the Tools | Options and Tools | Personalization menus (using a French version of LibreOffice), and Personalization permits creating some or defining some shortcut key combinations, but there apparently isn't a way to create a shortcut for converting tables to text.

Since CTRL+T evidently isn't defined and I think of it as T meaning text, so "please give me text format", this is the key combination I'd use. CTRL+C, C for convert, could do, but it could be for converting to formats other than plain text. So, T is what I'd want. I never have to create many tables, so using the Table or Tables menu is sufficient, but I often need or rather want to convert many tables to plain text in order to require fewer pages. Needing to place the mouse pointer in every table to be converted and then go through the Table menu route to do the many conversions is a serious nuisance, very frustrating. A shortcut key combination would greatly speed up the process of doing the conversions.

There should be a way to create or define wholly new shortcuts for functionality not presently included in the Personalization dialogue or whatever it's called.