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Bug 129891 - Please provide a way to disable "show new version's release notes" banner
Summary: Please provide a way to disable "show new version's release notes" banner
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
6.3.0.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: needsUXEval
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Reported: 2020-01-08 20:12 UTC by yvan
Modified: 2020-02-18 09:52 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description yvan 2020-01-08 20:12:58 UTC
Description:
Hi,

The banner which proposes to see a new version's release notes (see https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69042) is really a good feature.

However I could not find a way to disable it. My use case is a school without roaming profiles: users will have the same banner each time they go on another computer, so it will be more annoying than helpful.

Regards,
Yvan

Steps to Reproduce:
Open LibreOffice preferences.

Actual Results:
A setting should allow to disable the banner that proposes to show the releases notes.

Expected Results:
This setting does not appear.


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2020-01-22 10:02:52 UTC
You can set the value of officecfg::Setup::Product::ooSetupLastVersion to an arbitrary high number and/or make it readonly. Does this solve the issue for you?
Comment 2 yvan 2020-01-22 16:05:36 UTC
Thanks for the suggestion.

It look likes it would solve my issue, but I could not test it yet. Also, I hope setting this value to a very high number has no side effect (maybe it is used for other purpose in LibreOffice?).

I will try and let you know.

Regards,
Yvan
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2020-01-23 04:18:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2020-01-23 08:44:06 UTC
(In reply to yvan from comment #2)
> ...setting this value to a very high number has no side effect

No, it was introduced for just this toolbar. However, why not do the readonly tweak, which was implemented exactly for your request.
Comment 5 yvan 2020-02-10 07:31:41 UTC
I could finally test this setting. As you expected, it works just by setting the value read only.

I suppose I am not the only one not at ease with .xcd files, so here is mine:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<oor:data xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:oor="http://openoffice.org/2001/registry">
  <dependency file="main"/>
  <oor:component-data oor:package="org.openoffice" oor:name="Setup">
    <node oor:name="Product">
      <prop oor:name="ooSetupLastVersion" oor:type="xs:string" oor:finalized="true"/>
    </node>
  </oor:component-data>
</oor:data>

Thanks,
Yvan
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2020-02-18 09:52:43 UTC
(In reply to yvan from comment #5)
> I suppose I am not the only one not at ease with .xcd files...

Thanks for sharing. 

You may also use Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Advanced: Open Expert Configuration. See https://help.libreoffice.org/6.4/en-US/text/shared/optionen/expertconfig.html