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Hi :)
I think that is better as a separate thread so i have use this post to
break it off the thread that is now solved.

I've had big problems with Sony Vaio in the past and wouldn't touch
them with a barge pole now.  It was just 1 product-line and subsequent
ones don't seem to have the combination of catastrophes that led to
the problem but even so the appalling way customer services handled it
makes me wary of buying anything from sony, particularly laptops and
especially the infamous Vaios.

If you are looking for a light-weight or low energy distro then there
are a few specialist ones.  Alternatively it might be good to go with
something like Slackware (personally i wouldn't especially for a
'first' foray into Linux-land) where you have complete control over
exactly what is running in the background and only switch things on in
the boot-process that you are certain you want to have running.
"Gateway" distros such as Ubuntu, Mageia, Fedora, openSuSR are
configurable up to a point but they are all designed to compete with
Windows so they have thing running in the background that you probably
never need.  For example my machine has no Blue-tooth capability but
both Windows and Ubuntu wanted to have it running in the background.
In Ubuntu i was able to stop it from starting up during the boot

By a 'first' foray i mean until after you have been running something
simple for a few years and have become familiar with how smoothly
things can run.  Then when you try building something from scratch,
like Slackware, Gentoo, Arch (actually Arch might be a good compromise
because they have excellent documentation) then you have got a
yard-stick to measure your successes and failures against.  Generally
such scratch built systems will have significantly better performance
but it might not be worth the agro (at least not for most people such
as me).
Regards from
Tom :)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Virgil Arrington <>
Date: 2 March 2014 12:57
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] User Profile Question

Thanks, Scot.

That seems to be what I was looking for. Just a quick glance showed me
a lot of settings that I have customized. I'll dig further to see if
all of them are in there.

You mention that you're on Linux. Are you running on a laptop? I've
tried several different Linux distros on my Sony Vaio laptop, in many
different forms (live CD/USB Flash, Wubi, "true" dual boot), etc. and
every one of them seems to make my CPU run really hot, much hotter
than my Windows setup. Have you (or any others) experienced similar
problems? Various Linux forums online seem to indicate this is not
uncommon. I've been *really* trying to give Linux a fair try, but it
keeps hitting me with roadblocks. I know many of you are Linux
enthusiasts, but I can't get past the heat and sound of a frantically
whirring fan.


-----Original Message----- From: Scott Castaline
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2014 9:59 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] User Profile Question

I run on Linux so I'm not sure if you have it on Win7. There's a file
called registrymodifications.xcu under libreoffice/4/user.
It's in some Markup format somewhat similar to html or xml. It can be
kind of cryptic but I have edited that file directly with some success.
I don't know if that contains everything within user options or not, but
I have saved it in the past before trying something that would cause the
app to barf and then restored that file and everything was fine again.

Scott C.

On 03/01/2014 04:40 PM, Carol-Virgil Arrington wrote:

I've got a question about the User Profile. I'm using LO 4.1.5 on Windows 7.

I understand that my user profile consists of a bunch of folders and files in my 
AppData\Roaming\LibreOffice\4\User folder. But, beyond that, I can't make sense of any of it 
(other than my Templates).

For example, I've made several customizations to my copy of LO, such as:

1. Screen colors
2. Keyboard assignments. I have many of my favorite paragraph styles assigned to Ctrl-key 
combinations, etc.

Where are these types of information kept? With other programs, I could find it in a file called 
<*something*.ini>, but in LO's user profile, I can't find anything that resembles any type of 
configuration file, and I've stepped my way through each and every file in each and every folder 
in the User file tree.

My computer recently crashed resulting in a corrupt User Profile. I was able to rename it and 
start over, but it would have been nice to be able to pinpoint the one or two corrupt files and 
correct them without necessarily starting from scratch. Also, I use LO on many different 
computers, and I'd like to just copy the pertinent configuration files from one computer to 
another without necessarily copying the entire user profile.


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