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Launcher misbehavior in user account

Postby ld3 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:43 pm

Hi everyone. I'm new to Ubuntu (version 16.04 LTS), but not to OpenOffice (vs. 4.1.3).

My problem looks a little similar to another topic that has already been posted. However, it is not exactly the same, and I did not really understand the answers provided anyway.

I have installed the suite onto my computer. Everything works fine from my (root) user account.

However, I have some troubles with my wife's user account.

When I open any of the programs, or even the main OpenOffice launcher, the program opens and appears functional. However, the appropriate icon disappears after about a second from the launcher bar. It is replaced by the Writer icon. I can lock this icon to the launcher. As would be expected, when I click on this icon, it opens the Writer program. After having the writer icon locked to the launcher, I can start any of the other programs from the GUI. However, the icon quickly disappears again, and the Writer icon is now selected.

I would prefer to solve this within the GUI if possible. I have learned some terminal commands, but have only been at this for about a week. I do not know any other computer languages.

Thank you in advance for for your help.
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Re: Launcher misbehavior in user account

Postby RoryOF » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:16 pm

I defined a new User in Xubuntu (with default user rights) and logged in as that user. OpenOffice opened correctly and behaved properly.
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Re: Launcher misbehavior in user account

Postby ld3 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:14 pm

Thank you, RoryOF. I'm using Ubuntu. As I understand it, Xubuntu is an Ubuntu-derivative operating system. So would I need to completely set up a new operating system again to get this working right? If so, I'd prefer to stay with standard Ubuntu for the time being.

When you say "default user rights" do you mean that the new account has root privileges? I did not grant those privileges to my other accounts. (I believe that is the default setting).

I have manually changed permissions only for the documents that I am using to learn the terminal commands, and those are not open-office documents. (Vi docs.)

My problem still persists. What do you suggest I do? Thank you very much.
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Re: Launcher misbehavior in user account

Postby RoryOF » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:38 pm

At this level I doubt that there is much difference in behaviour between Ubuntu and Xubuntu.

When I defined a new user, I did not adjust its rights to grant Admin access - I accepted the user rights the standard User set up dialog offered.

When OpenOffice was installed, was it installed "for all Users" or for you alone?
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Re: Launcher misbehavior in user account

Postby robleyd » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:01 am

Slightly OT

my (root) user account.


I strongly recommend you don't do this! Have a read of https://askubuntu.com/questions/16178/w ... in-as-root and https://serverfault.com/questions/57962 ... being-root for more information.
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Re: Launcher misbehavior in user account

Postby Bill » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:00 pm

ld3 wrote:Everything works fine from my (root) user account.

Did you actually enable the root account or are you using the user account that was set up during Ubuntu installation? The password for the root account is normally locked in Ubuntu and you can't log in to the root account.

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