[Solved] Find dialog always loses focus

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[Solved] Find dialog always loses focus

Postby triplemaya » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:41 pm

Every time I get to the end of a doc and the 'do you want to start from the beginning ... ' dialog pops up, it does not have the focus. I have to click on it. This is very frustrating if I am doing lots of searches on related documents as I have to keep getting hand to mouse etc.
I am using Ubuntu Mate 16 lts with all standard install.
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Re: Find dialog always loses focus

Postby Villeroy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:09 pm

This is one of the many problems with Apache OpenOffice on Linux (well, on my Ubuntu systems at least). Wheezy comes with LibreOffice. You better use the LibreOffice from ppa or some recent version from downloaded debs.
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Re: Find dialog always loses focus

Postby triplemaya » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:17 pm

Thanks for the quick response.
Libre is no good to me at all. No text margins, have to repeat search term in each new window, keyboard shortcuts my brain is wired to are all different ... I could go on!
Not clear what you mean by downloaded debs. From where? I assume not Apache as I think this is where I got what I have. Any recommendations?
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Re: Find dialog always loses focus

Postby YODA » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:44 pm

For a Linux Version of LibreOffice go to https://www.libreoffice.org/ . Assuming you download and install it to get text Boundaries go to View Text Boundaries. Margins are set in the Paragraph Style you are using in Both Aoo and LibreOffice.
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Re: Find dialog always loses focus

Postby Villeroy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:46 pm

I mean, recent Debian packages of LibreOffice can be downloaded from https://libreoffice.org/ but the one shipped with your distro migh be just fine.

triplemaya wrote:. No text margins,
menu:View>Text Boundaries
triplemaya wrote:have to repeat search term in each new window,
No, not true if you use the full blown search dialog (Ctrl+H)
triplemaya wrote:keyboard shortcuts my brain is wired to are all different
it is customizable, for instance Ctrl+F for the full blown search dialog which reports "Search key not found" on the dialog instead of another dialog
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Re: Find dialog always loses focus

Postby Bill » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:49 pm

triplemaya wrote:I have to click on it.

Hitting ALT+TAB works for me with AOO 4.1.6 on Manjaro.
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Re: Find dialog always loses focus

Postby triplemaya » Tue May 14, 2019 11:22 pm

Thanks Bill. Works a treat. (Doh!)
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