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2013/6/27 Tom Davies <>

Hi :)
I'm on an Xp machine (well on the Windows side of a dual-boot machine) and
LO 4.0.3 has a tiny little green arrow on the far right at the top just
under the minimise, window, close buttons.  When i wave the mouse arrow
over it a tool-tips yellow bubble appears telling me an update is

Sadly when i click on that the magic doesn't happen.  It just opens a tab
in Firefox taking me to the downloads page.

Something else i find odd about the UI is that sometimes the "Save"
button/icon looks like a floppy-disk (anyone else remember them?) and
sometimes has a more modern, errr green arrow again.  I was proudly
boasting to someone that LO was so advanced that it was the 1st program to
move away from using the floppy-disk icon and then he showed me it was
still there.  Grrrr

Anyway, getting back on-topic it seems the protable version has been
released at last.  Florian did his magic tricks and it's appeared.
Regards from
Tom :)

 *From:* M Henri Day <>
*To:* Tom Davies <>
*Cc:* Joel Madero <>; Virgil Arrington <>; "" <>
*Sent:* Thursday, 27 June 2013, 17:15

*Subject:* Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: any word about 4.0.4 portable
coming out?

2013/6/27 Tom Davies <>

Hi :)
Ok, that makes sense.  The problem now is to make the upgrade smoother so
it's easier to upgrade within a branch, eg from
4.0.1 to
4.0.2 and onwards.

Preferably not completely automatic but easy enough so that users can
click on the upgrade button even if they don't have Super User / Admin
level privileges.  Like Firefox allows.

At the moment i think people still have to download and do a fresh
of the newer release even if it is in the same branch.

I do get the impression that is what the devs are aiming for anyway.  The
little green arrow is fairly new.  At the moment it just lets you know
there is a new version to download but it looks like one day it will be
possible to just click on that and sit back to watch the magic.

Regards from
Tom :)

Generally speaking, Tom, my experience is that one has to go to the
LibreOffice website and download the latest and greatest step every time it
is released ; it is rarely that I see an update notice and that little
green arrow. The above holds true for Windows 7 and 8 ; on Linux Mint all I
have to do is wait for the Ubuntu PPAs to get updated - it took perhaps a
little more than a week after the was released for it automatically
to be installed over Hitherto I'm ver impressed with it - it seems
to load even more quickly than its predecessor. Kudos to the developers



Tom I've just finished upgrading 10 machines with different versions of
Windows - Win7 and Win8 - installed (on my Linux HDDs - Mint 15 and Ubuntu
12.04 - I let the Ubuntu PPA do the heavy lifting for me) and the arrow you
mention above - which I do remember having seen earlier, but not
consistently , never appeared. I'd like to suggest the following for the
consideration of the developers : placing a link to a «Check/Search for
updates» feature under «Help» in the LO menu bar. This would correspond to
received usage - and thus be «intuitive» to many users - and facilitate
checking for updates even if, as in my case, the arrow that is supposed to
appear under the window-management buttons should fail to do so....


PS : On Linux Mint 15 with the Cinnamon desktop interface, the «Save» and
«Save as» icons are an A4 sheet with an arrow pointing downwards to the
right. Easy to understand (and the tool tip does say «Save»).  Agree with
you that it's high time the floppy disk icon was replaced - when I ask my
retirees what they think it is, they almost invariably reply : «an
old-fashioned TV»....

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