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2012/1/4 Amy Mandaean <>

Pretty sure I've found a bug:

Upon opening LIbreOffice, I get this error message:

"Restore Windows

The application “LibreOffice” unexpectedly quit while trying to restore
its windows.  Do you want to try to restore its windows again?"

with two buttons:

"Don't Restore Windows" "Restore Windows"

Neither button works, the program crashes.  Cannot view or create new
documents, my entire word processing ability is at a standstill.

If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated!

Thank you,


Hello Amy,

It is indeed a nasty bug, but until now, it has not been solved.
In the mean time, you can use the following solution:
(quote from previous discussion)

The problem is some conflict between Lion and LibO, and not even on all
Macs with Lion. I have it from time to time on a MBP, not on my iMac.
How to avoid it: closing LibO before shutting down your computer.
It will still occur when LiboO hangs and you have to Force Quit.

Remedy: use Terminal to throw away the savedState file that seems to cause
the problem of the obstinate restore/don't restore window.

Open Terminal (in your Applications/Programs folder > Auxiliaries or Help
 Programs) after the prompt ($) type:

rm -fr ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/org.libreoffice.script.

followed by a return and the problem should be solved...

You can find the Terminal command solution in bug report 39007.

It was discussed on this list a few months ago, but the bug still isn't
solved in 3.4.4, probably causing quite a few Mac-users to abandon LibO!


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