Bug 274631 - NoDisplay=True defined in some of OpenOffice.org's/LibreOffice desktop entries
NoDisplay=True defined in some of OpenOffice.org's/LibreOffice desktop entries
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libreoffice (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 737211 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2007-09-02 13:33 EDT by Stewart Adam
Modified: 2011-11-04 06:04 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: libreoffice-
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Last Closed: 2007-09-03 03:21:07 EDT
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Description Stewart Adam 2007-09-02 13:33:43 EDT
Description of problem:
NoDisplay=True is present in the math openoffice.org desktop files, making that
module of openoffice.org inaccessible from the menu. For example, to start a
drawing, one must start the 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look in the Applications > Office menu

Actual Results:
Menu entries are not visible

Expected Results:
Installed modules appear in the menus
Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2007-09-03 03:21:07 EDT
It's deliberate, the UI/UE team decided on which components should be considered
toplevel and visible in the menus, and which ones are to be considered
subcomponents that are typically used inside documents and don't need toplevel

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 156677 ***
Comment 2 David Tardon 2011-09-10 03:20:28 EDT
*** Bug 737211 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 fer 2011-09-10 17:39:35 EDT
Well, for me this is then a deliberated "BUG".

What made the UI/UE team think that it is the user desire ?
I have used libreoffice-math dayly. And then, my app reads the saved .odf files.

Now, after each "yum update libreoffice", i need to edit the .desktop file and set NoDisplay=False.

Have someone reporting a bug that libreoffice-math IS on menu ?

There is no other way to make this change persistent, like a .rc file ?

Think UI/UE team, Think !
Comment 4 David Tardon 2011-09-12 00:32:53 EDT
> There is no other way to make this change persistent, like a .rc file ?

cp /usr/share/applications/libreoffice-math.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/
sed -i -e /NoDisplay/d ~/.local/share/applications/libreoffice-math.desktop
Comment 5 fer 2011-09-12 15:50:48 EDT
Thanks, David !

But i fear the copy on .local folder came to be out to date, if libreoffice developers make some change in original libreoffice-math.desktop.

Anyway, very thanks.
Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2011-09-13 06:43:34 EDT
alright, let's take pity on this stuff. Given the changes in gnome3 and all the intervening change in attitudes towards a "fedora core" of minimal menus etc it doesn't make a lot of sense to single out poor little math to be hidden from the default menus anymore, so let's restore "math.desktop"
Comment 7 fer 2011-09-14 02:33:13 EDT

Long live to "math".
Comment 8 David Tardon 2011-11-04 04:22:28 EDT
note that upstream added NoDisplay=true to math.desktop recently
Comment 9 Caolan McNamara 2011-11-04 06:04:29 EDT
The irony.

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