Bug 83634 - SLIDESHOW: slideshow won't load/play in fullscreen
Summary: SLIDESHOW: slideshow won't load/play in fullscreen
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-08 22:37 UTC by sexytime124
Modified: 2015-05-06 14:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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2014-09-08 22:37 UTC, sexytime124

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Description sexytime124 2014-09-08 22:37:37 UTC
Created attachment 105932 [details]

Using Libre Impress, if I try and play a slideshow in full-screen, all that loads is a white background with a tiny hourglass in the bottom left corner (screenshot is attached). Nothing else happens.

This is with any file format, from PPTX to Libre's own ODF; and any presentation no matter how simple (be it one slide with a title). I've tried, as well as builds down to, and the issue reoccurs. The slideshow can be opened, and plays properly, as a 'Window' (Slide Show > Slide Show Settings > Type), but not as 'Default'. Occassionaly, I'll get a 'Libre Office Fatal Error: bad allocation' after trying to click 'Go to Slide > Slide #' repeatedly, which immediately shuts down the whole program. Unfortunately this doesn't come with a bug code. 

Funnily enough, I've also installed and tried Open Office and encountered the same problem, although Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer and WPS Office seem to work absolutely fine. 

Does anyone know why this is happening? I haven't been able to find anything on the internet or forums. I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro on a Dell M3800 Precision Workstation, with a 3200*1800 display. 

Operating System: Windows 8
Version: release
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-09-30 01:39:24 UTC
Hello sexytime124,

Thank you for submitting the bug. I think this might be a problem with your graphics driver, so maybe try upgrading it and see if that solves it.

Regarding the 'Libre Office Fatal Error: bad allocation', if you can provide exact steps that reproduce this problem, we can look into it.
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