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Bug 53195 - Expect to allow LibreOffice home screen to launch many times.
Summary: Expect to allow LibreOffice home screen to launch many times.
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.4 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-07 02:35 UTC by Yifan Jiang
Modified: 2013-06-23 17:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Yifan Jiang 2012-08-07 02:35:52 UTC
I am transferring the bug to community for having more evaluation :)



When a LO window is already open, starting LO again flashes up the existing
window, instead of opening a new one. This is particularly annoying when
working with multiple desktops.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open some document in LibreOffice.
2. [Optional: switch to a different desktop.]
3. Start LibreOffice.
Actual Results:  
Starting LO from an icon, the bouncy LibreOffice icon appears, along with a
"loading" panel in the Task Manager bar, but nothing else happens. Starting LO
from konsole (command "libreoffice"), the Task Manager flashes up the existing

Expected Results:  
A new LibreOffice window should open. This would be consistent with the
behaviour of (for example) Firefox.

Notice that the problem does not appear when starting Calc, or Writer, etc. --
only when starting LibreOffice.
Comment 1 retired 2013-06-23 17:27:40 UTC
That's expected behavior and is the same for all applications on my machine (OS X).

Hence this would be an enhancement request.

You speak of LibreOffice and Writer / Calc as separate things. On OS X "libreOffice" is the only app a user can start. So maybe this is a windows only enhancement request?

In that case, feel free to add some more detail and re-open. For OS X opening a new instance would be "wrong" behavior. Changing that policy would break the workflow for many people, so I'm rather certain that this is a WONTFIX.