When starting LibreOffice for the first time (without profile) the Start Center won't open on top of a screen filling window. With an existing profile it doesn't happen.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a screen filling application (for example Safari)
2. Launch LibreOffice
3. Wait for Start Center to appear
Start Center doesn't appear (stays behind Safari window)
Start Center opens on top
User Profile Reset: YES
Build ID: 0d75c63a307616b8327b1828d2ab973f4713822b
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Mac OS X 10.12.1; UI Render: default; Layout Engine: new;
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-11-12_00:32:05
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_1) AppleWebKit/602.2.14 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/10.0.1 Safari/602.2.14
Created attachment 128726 [details]
Screencast of bug happening
1. remove LO user profile from
2. start Safari, press ctrl ⌘ f to put safari to fullscreen
3. launch LO
no LO startcenter
confirmed → NEW
This is one of those bugs that just keeps coming back, especially in dev versions.
This now occurs on my LODev master builds that I have installed to /Applications, which uses an existing (LO5) profile, so the buggy behaviour is no longer limited to profile-less installations.
Build ID: 419ae5765ac562982f843adbfff32154e2559162
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.13; UI render: default;
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Calc: group
I forgot to add that it occurs also even in normal non-fullscreen mode...
No problem observed with
Build ID: 2b7f1e640c46ceb28adf43ee075a6e8b8439ed10
Threads CPU : 4; Version de l'OS :Mac OS X 10.13; UI Render : par défaut;
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Calc: group
About steve's comment, in the case of a full-screened Safari, it is on a completely separate desktop (also known as "space") even. Of course LibreOffice does not open in that desktop. Other applications don't either. That's what full-screen means; the application is on a desktop of itself.
Anyway, in my own experience whether the Start Centre opens on top or not depends a lot on how I start LibreOffice. If I start it by double-clicking on the .app bundle in Finder (or two-finger-tap and choose "Open"), then it opens on top. Also if I start it from a Spotlight search.
But if I start it from a shell command line, either using the "open" command or by running the app bundle's Contents/MacOS/soffice executable, then indeed it does not start on top. But I assume starting from a shell command line is not very common; that is something only developers or QA people do.
How does this correspond to your experience?
(In reply to Tor Lillqvist from comment #8)
> How does this correspond to your experience?
With my current master daily build, if there is another non-fullscreen app window open (e.g. Terminal.app or Firefox.app) I double-click on the LibreOfficeDev.app icon, then it systematically displays behind the other app window and doesn't take the focus.
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I'm a newby in macOS and don't know what is full screen mode here. I'll just write about my simple experiment:
1. Open Firefox
2. Press LO icon on dock bar
3. LO starts on top
Build ID: 706afd3e765e98489a2b43934a259626f9f0be01
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.15; UI render: default; VCL: osx;
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
possible WFM now?
and if I make FF to fullscreeen (when top menu and dock are hidden) and then move mouse point to end of screeen, then I see the dock, start LO by icon on dock and LO opens on top too (but I saw moving of the screen between different work places)
Unable to reproduce. LibreOffice behaves as intended.
@Telesto: please re-open if I am mistaken.