Present:. Using libreoffice v. 126.96.36.199 on an updated Ubuntu variant (Tuxedo OS), Tuxedo laptop. I can open libreoffice, but not writer, calc, or base, which options are greyed out on the libreoffice open screen. Only Impress, Draw, and Math Formula are active and available. If I click on an odt file created previously in Writer, it opens the libreoffice window but not the file, showing instead a filter screen asking me to select a file format, but odt is not offered as an option, only formats that will open in Impress and Draw. The same if I try to open a file from the libreoffice window, it shows the same filter screen.
I have used libreoffice for many years, almost daily, since it forked from openoffice, and have many thousands of files created during that time.
History of problem: I tried to change a default keystroke shortcut in libreoffice (from within the program itself, not knowing which file it would be found in), and it corrupted the keystroke shortcuts.
So I uninstalled and reinstalled libreoffice. It still didn’t work. So I deleted the libreoffice config files in my home directory and in /etc, then uninstalled and reinstalled.
And now I’m in this situation where Writer, Base, and Calc are all installed, but they will not open nor are their file formats recognized by libreoffice. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times, but though they are installed, they are utterly unavailable. I have removed the config files again (rm -r .config/libreoffice/4/user/*), but no improvement. I have opened libreoffice in safe mode and one by one done all the options given there, but still the same problem.