Unable open sidebar in libre impress, Ctrl F5 does not work

I need to edit some slides, and I cannot open the sidebar (the Ctrl+F5 item from the View menu) in Libre Impress; the menu interface and the key shortcuts do nothing. I don’t know what I did to make the sidebar disappear; it was just not there one time when I opened a slideshow to edit it, and now I can’t view it from anywhere. An uninstall followed by a reinstall did not work. Thnx


probably the fastest way to get it back would be to reset your user profile.

To reset the user profile perform:

  • Start LibreOffice
  • Start in Safe Mode using Help -> Restart in Safe Mode and confirm the restart using button: Restart
  • Archive your profile expanding Advanced (click on the word Advanced right above Help button) and click Archive User Profile button
  • Select option Reset to factory settings
  • Activate [x] Reset entire user profile
  • Click button Apply Changes and Restart

Please note If a problem is caused by a corrupt user profile / misconfiguration, reinstalling LibreOffice won’t help at all, since reinstalling LibreOffice won’t touch the user profile. Therefore: Before reinstalling check whether the user profile might be the cause of a problem.

Hope that helps.

Thank you Opaque; that fixed the problem.