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Very ture, indeed!

(2013/11/26 16:40), A wrote:
It's been my experience that bugs tickled only by one person are very difficult to replicate without a highly detailed explanation of every keystroke and mouse movement and sometimes even the exact data being used. The best way to figure out what's going on is for someone with the necessary skills to examine the computer with the problem.

As an example I was using an application (sflphone) that kept crashing on ubuntu. The developer was unable to replicate the problem. I granted him an account and he was kind enough to login and poke around. In a short time he had determined that there was a problem with the system libraries and his program was tickling a bug in DBUS. I couldn't tell you why he was unable to replicate it on his own machine, but he changed his code so that it wouldn't tickle the bug and reported the bug to the DBUS team who also provided a fix. I would never have been able to find this on my own, and it's unlikely he would have been able to find it on his own without my "help".

Sometimes it takes the cooperation of several parties to further the cause.

If you want to return to the last edited position when you open the document
just follow this topic

Thank you very much Mr./Mrs. (?) A
I totally agree with you. However, I do not have the computer skills to perform brain surgery on my machine and I would not know who to ask to do so. When LibreOffice was established after OpenOffice were taken over and now seems to be semi-commercial, I sold my soul willingly to the LO devil.
I prefer(ed) to stay with the rebels fighting for freedom ("Libre").
Yet I have run several times into situations where I was/am under the impression the devil is not keeping its part of the deal.

For example, in this particular case, why does the "web layout" works just fine with OpenOffice but not with Libreoffice. Switching between these two applications does not change any settings in my computer - I think. Or does it? I could try upgrade to version 4 something, but after I tried that before, I found that the "improvements" made things a lot worse for me and
deliberately went back to 3.6.6.
The simple "solution" then seems to be: DO NOT USE the web layout function.
It would make viewing and scrolling through long texts easier and therefore its "disability" is somewhat annoying.

Mr. Pedro
Thank you for your hint. Yes, I am aware of the "cursor position" and personal information in Libreoffice.
This works, sort of most of the time.
The "problem" is, the cursor ALWAYS jumps back to the top of the document when changing to "web layout". This may not be a problem when you are working with a 2-3-page document, but when working with a 220-page book text? Since the cursor jumps to the top of the document, I MUST move elsewhere in the document -> LO crashes.
Not funny.


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