Bug 42681 - EDITING: Find window doesn't show up
Summary: EDITING: Find window doesn't show up
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.3 release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-11-07 12:46 UTC by Dave Dixon
Modified: 2012-10-01 05:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Dave Dixon 2011-11-07 12:46:39 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Load a spreadsheet, work on it for a while.
2. At some point, selecting Find... (or Past Special, or anything else that opens another window) doesn't bring up that window.
3. If, having selected Find..., you type some text that is in the spreadsheet (which isn't displayed because the window isn't displayed) and press Enter, it will scroll to that cell in the spreadsheet.

Current behavior: Find (or Paste Special) window doesn't appear

Expected behavior: Find (or Paste Special) window should appear

Platform (if different from the browser): Ubunto 11.10.
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2011-11-07 21:20:09 UTC
Probably a Unity related problem. Could you try in a Gnome session? You could also ask for help in an Ubuntu forum. Or install vanilla version from http://www.libreoffice.org/download/
First of all, close LibreOffice, rename ~/.libreoffice, delete ~/.openoffice.org if any and restart LibreOffice

Comment 2 Dave Dixon 2011-11-07 21:32:55 UTC
Sorry, I should have said - not using Unity, using Gnome Classic (No Effects)
Comment 3 Dave Dixon 2011-11-08 07:08:29 UTC
The vanilla installation didn't go very well. First, the instructions mention in several places to see the section "Deinstallation of a Previous Version of LibreOffice" but there is no such section. I used the Ubuntu software manager to remove all LibreOffice stuff - it was tedious, but it seemed to work. Then I rand the DEB installation, which seemed to go okay, then the desktop-integration, which said:

  dpkg: error processing libreoffice3.4-debian-menus_3.4-302_all.deb (--install):
   conflicting packages - not installing libreoffice-debian-menus
  Errors were encountered while processing:

There are icons for LibreOffice and Draw in my Applications/Office menu, but not Calc, Writer, etc. When I run LibreOffice, all the applications except Drawing are grayed out.
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2012-03-07 02:08:08 UTC
@ Dave Dixon
Thanks for bugreport
Please, verify if in last version of LibreOffice still reproducible
Comment 5 Thomas Hackert 2012-09-29 10:44:09 UTC
Hello Dave, *,
would you be so kind to test it with a newer version of LO than 3.4.3, please? I cannot reproduce it with LO Version (Build ID: da8c1e6) under Debian Testing x86. Maybe it is fixed in the meantime ... ;)
Comment 6 Dave Dixon 2012-09-29 18:19:07 UTC
My, this is an old ticket!

I'm on 3.4.3 now and I'm not seeing this problem, so I guess it's OBE.
Comment 7 sasha.libreoffice 2012-10-01 05:42:20 UTC
Thanks for additional testing
Due to last comment, changing status to WorksForMe

If problem will appear again, please, change status to Reopened