No active cell border/fill/drag handle

Greetings, I am running Arch Linux with LO Fresh 5.0.3-1. I have searched for an answer but have come up with no solution so far. In CALC the active cell is typically surrounded by a thicker black border and a small square on the bottom right corner (I have seen it called the drag/fill handle). I have no such border/handle on my active cell. I went so far as to uninstall/reinstall but still have the problem. I have been through the options several times and done countless Startpage searches to no avail…hope someone has an idea or three…thanks in advance.

Can you please post your complete LibreOffice version (with Build, Kernel, Locale and all) as well as your video card model (you can take it from lspci -v and the exact numbers from lspci -n) and your video driver (also from lspci -v) please?


I’ve the exact same problem, but failed to find this post before posting my own here: Calc: active cell not highlighted or bordered

Have you found a solution?



I had the same problem too and it turned out that I had a driver issue on my system. I was using modesetting+vesa+fbdev but my intel driver was missing. Reinstalling the xserver-xorg-video-intel driver helped. You can find further information in a bug I raised against LibreOffice, where other testers couldn’t reproduce the problem:

I can confirm this will work! :slight_smile: