Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110112
OpenOffice startup spash logo blocks the screen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 EST
Description of problem:
OpenOffice and its components have an unmanaged spash logo, which
essentially "hijacks" the middle part of the screen until the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.0.2-8 (essentially: all)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run some application in the middle of the screen.
2. Start an OpenOffice component.
3. Try to use the application in step 1.
The middle of the screen is blocked by the splash window, which is
unmanaged and cannot be moved, usage of the system is severely limited
until OpenOffice actually launches.
Either the splash should be managed and able to move into a
non-disturbing area of the screen, or do not use any splash.
This problem is especially annoying because the way to disable the
splash is undocumented (not even in the FAQ). Further information is
One solution would be to change "Logo=1" into "Logo=0" in
RFE logged as internal bug #110275 - will consider for future releases.
This is fixed on all versions of OpenOffice.org 1.1.x currently
shipped by Red Hat for:
Fedora Core 1
Fedora Core 2