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Jay Lozier wrote:
On 07/12/2012 12:44 PM, AG wrote:
On 12/07/12 17:31, Regina Henschel wrote:

AG schrieb:
Hi list

As the subject line says really - there is no option to activate the
quick starter for LO3.5.5 using Debian squeeze.  I downloaded and
installed the LO3.5.5 today (after removing the previous version, which
also did not have a quick start option), and find again that 3.5.5

Is this now standard with LO to not have a quick starter option or is
this something peculiar to Debian packages or something else?

Can anyone advise how I can get this option back, because it really is

Is it only disabled, or is it build without Quickstarter? Do you have
a executable file "quickstart". If yes, then I would try to run it
and then check the option "Load LO During System Start-Up". If no,
can it be enabled in the custom install? Do you can modify the
installation (on Windows it is possible)? If it is build with
Quickstarter, you should find it in the category "optional components".

Kind regards

Thanks Regina

Where would I likely find such an executable file, because it is not
showing up when I run "locate quickstart"?


Check Synaptic for an uninstalled libreoffice/lo package  that provides
integration with the desktop. I know Ubuntu has an LO quickstarter, so
it appears that it is not installed by Debian by default.  (I assume the
quickstarter is part of the LO package and not an Ubuntu extension.)

I did not find a quick method to turn on the quickstarter.

If Ubuntu has an LO quickstarter, what is the name of it? What version of LO are you talking about? Ubuntu places its installed folder in /opt/. It then creates a link in /etc/ to the /opt/libreofficeX.X folder. When installing LO from the LO website, the LO installed folder is /opt/libreofficeX.X. I have both version of LO on my hard drive. On the command line, I entered "locate quickstart" one time and "locate quick". Neither one gave me a result in the /etc/ nor /opt/ folders. Ubuntu does have several files named quickstart, but none of them apply to LO. These files will open LO in the corresponding component: swriter(Writer), scalc (Calc), sdraw (Draw), smath (Math), sbase (Base), simpress (Impress), soffice (the splash screen), and sadmin (printer administrator). In the shell script below, enter the name of the file you want to use based upon which component you want to start.

To create a shell script file to start a specific component of LO you need to create a text file with two lines:
              /opt/libreoffice3.5/program/"specific file"
When writing the shell script, use the associated file name in place of "specific file" as in the two examples below.

     Both of these scripts work on Ubuntu:


Save the file to the desktop, and then use the command line to make the file executable. Do this for each component that you use. If you have a toolbar on your desktop where you can put these files, do so. I have Ubuntu, so I don't know about Debian.


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