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.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open some document in LibreOffice.
2. [Optional: switch to a different desktop.]
3. Start LibreOffice.
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
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.
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.