I do not use the Ubuntu Software Center to install LO or the Desktop
Integration files. I use the terminal.
I remember the Ubuntu/Unity top bar menus work for me before. But I
reinstalled 12.04 on that machine after I tested 13.04. I have not
updated LO on that laptop, yet, to 4.0.3. Though I do remember using LO
4.0.3 with Unity once. I prefer MATE desktop environment over Unity on
my desktop, but I decided to leave at least one laptop with only Unity
installed as a d.e.. The other laptop is being used as a testing
platform for Linux Mint and other Debian based distros.
4.0.4 comes out before the end of the month. If this was an issue or
bug known before, then it is a good bet that the 4.0.4 version might
have fixed it.
But to satisfy something that is in the back of my mind about a previous
issue I had with Ubuntu Software Center and LO, could you try
re-installing the desktop integration folder within Terminal?
Just open up the terminal and "cd" into the "desktop-integration" folder
it will be something like this
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
That is how I deal with my installs for LO, and through the Ubuntu
How did you get rid of the Ubuntu 12.04 version's install of LO?
There may have been some file or package from the older version that
should have been removed before you install the 4.0.3 version. I found
that to be very true when I was testing Ubuntu 13.04. I do know that if
I do not remove all parts of LO's link to the desktop environment's menu
system from the previous install, there can be some issues crop up with
the install of the new version's access to the menu system for the desktop.
I do not know if this will help you, but is did me with 12.04, 12.10,
and 13.04, from time to time, whether running Unity or MATE for a desktop.
On 06/04/2013 07:57 AM, CVAlkan wrote:
Thanks, but something else is going on.
What I downloaded was LibreOffice_4.0.3_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz (dated Thu
16 May 2013 04:51:39 PM CDT).
When I unscrunched that I got a folder called
In the LibreOffice_188.8.131.52_Linux_x86-64_deb folder was a folder called DEBS
In the DEBS folder, along with all the basic LibreOffice stuff, was the
desktop-integration folder, **as you said**.
In that folder was libreoffice4.0-debian-menus_4.0.3-3_all.deb, which I had
I double-clicked it, and the Ubuntu Software Center listed it as installed,
but since it had an option to re-install, I thought I would give that a
After re-installing, I checked Writer, and the menus were still in the
Writer screen, not on the Ubuntu top panel.
So I rebooted the machine and tried again.
Libre Office shows Version 184.108.40.206 (Build ID:
0eaa50a932c8f2199a615e1eb30f7ac74279539) by the way.
I'm running Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and I fired up GIMP and Gramps just to make
sure they were displaying the Ubuntu/HUD menus (which they were), so I
suspect my problem is with LibreOffice and not with Ubuntu.
Do you (or anyone) have any idea what I'm missing, or where I should look?
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