Bug 75767 - CONFIGURATION: Quick launch not activated despite being selected in install
Summary: CONFIGURATION: Quick launch not activated despite being selected in install
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: high trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: needsDevEval
: 124306 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Installer-Windows
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Reported: 2014-03-04 18:06 UTC by lal
Modified: 2023-03-03 19:20 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

JPEG IMaGE SCREEN SHOT OF LO "tools" | options | general screen (61.08 KB, image/jpeg)
2019-11-19 21:23 UTC, Richard_416282

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Description lal 2014-03-04 18:06:34 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. run installation wizard in windows
2. select option "start LO on system start" (i.e. whwn windows starts, the LO quick launch icon should appear)
3. restart windows

Current behavior:
Even if it is selected when installing, the quicklaunch is disabled when I restart windows (I have to go into settings and tick again, then it works after restarting)

Expected behavior:
LO quick launch should be started with windows

I run the Swedish version, so the exact terminology in English may be different.

It has been mentione din earlier bug, bug has not still been fixed in version 4.1...
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-03-07 04:15:14 UTC
Version: release
Platform: Windows 8 x64
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New (confirmed)
Trivial - not really impacting much
High - despite not impacting much, we have an entire option that is front and center yet seems to be completely broken.

Whiteboard Status - ProposedEasyHack

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Comment 2 Daniel Rutkovský 2014-03-12 21:35:57 UTC
I am a student at FEE CTU and I would like to solve this bug. 

Comment 3 Joel Madero 2014-03-13 01:58:13 UTC
Hi Daniel - 
Fantastic! Do you think you're going to need a mentor to help you get started? If so I'll try to find someone :)
Comment 4 Daniel Rutkovský 2014-05-19 19:47:25 UTC
Hi, I have tried to locate the error, but I didn't find the part of code or functions that are called during or after installation. Can somenone point me the right way, please? 

Thanks. Daniel
Comment 5 Massimo 2014-08-02 12:08:29 UTC
This never worked. And now - 4.3.0 - quick start does not work at all!
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-10 07:59:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:41:37 UTC
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Comment 8 Mike Kaganski 2019-03-25 17:27:48 UTC
*** Bug 124306 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Oliver Brinzing 2019-03-25 17:42:46 UTC
if this never had worked with LO, wouldn't it make sense to remove this option from gui installer?
Comment 10 petitlou60 2019-03-25 19:53:16 UTC
I think it is better to solve this bug definitiveluy
Comment 11 Richard_416282 2019-11-19 21:19:45 UTC
Upgrade from 6.3.2 using most current installer for (x86) on Windows 7 Home Premium selecting "customize" then "start LO when starting up windows" fails to enable Quickstarter to run

after Reboot still does not enable Quickstarter to run.

Check quickcstarter chckbox under "Tool" | Options | General, look for flag being set, and not set by installation progrm, in User-mode.

So there are two 'profiles' on this Win7 x86 machine. 'admin' and 'user'.

When upgrading from LO 6.3.2 to option is given in installer.

the Option is selected.

But the installer fails to trip the flag for "Start LO on Windows Start" see image.

Need to Manually set the flag, then Re-Boot PC, to re-initialize and re-read registry value for Startup entries. (see picture in JPG
Comment 12 Richard_416282 2019-11-19 21:23:30 UTC
Created attachment 155951 [details]
JPEG IMaGE SCREEN SHOT OF LO "tools" | options | general screen

Screen Shot of  Options - LibreOffice - General .
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2023-01-23 03:22:16 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 lal 2023-01-23 10:13:40 UTC
The bug (that the quick launcher does not start automatically with windows when selected during installation) is stil present in the latest version.

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 85569322deea74ec9134968a29af2df5663baa21
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22621; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: da-DK (da_DK); UI: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 15 Massimo 2023-01-23 10:24:52 UTC
I confirm the bug is still there.

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 85569322deea74ec9134968a29af2df5663baa21
CPU threads: 6; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22621; UI render: default; VCL: win
Locale: ja-JP (ja_JP); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded
Comment 16 Massimo 2023-02-02 11:44:35 UTC
Bug still present in 7.5 release

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: c21113d003cd3efa8c53188764377a8272d9d6de
CPU threads: 6; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22621; UI render: default; VCL: win
Locale: ja-JP (ja_JP); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded
Comment 17 Wouter W. 2023-03-03 19:20:47 UTC
Dear all,

Bug, is stil there in Dutch Windwos ( 10 ? ) version

Extra additional information / wishes . . . 

If the installer detects ( should it ? could it ? ) that the current ( or previous ) version of LibreOffice has enabled this feature the installer should be /could be enabeling this function / feature during setup.

Today I updated my Dutch Windows (10) LibreOffice version 7.5.0.? to by downloading the LibreOffice_7.5.1_Win_x86-64.exe file and running it.

I remember ( do not have a screen shot :(   ) the on a screen it asked :

A) Should I make a desktop shortcut ?   Enabeld

B) Should I start at Windows boot ?  DisAbled

( I don't know the right / exact ( dutch ) words )

Because I want my LibreOffice running all the time, I want it to start right after windows boot / during Windows startup . . . .

I told LibreOffice 7.5.0.? to do so. Even previous versions.

I hoped setup / installer was able to analyze this setting and aplay it ( agian )

But after each, running of a LibreOffice_?.?.?_Win_x86-64.exe file I have to set it myself.

Hopes it helps

I'm the only ( administrator ) user on this Windows 10 system.