Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 826741
Empty menus in LibreOffice
Last modified: 2013-08-01 09:33:18 EDT
Created attachment 587855 [details]
empty menu in libre office
The menus (File, Edit, View, Insert, Format) are empty, they apear as there is no height (see attached print screen).
Remaining menus (Table, Tools, Window, Help) are working, but second level has the same issue. Also context manu, right click in the doc space is empty.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F17 all updates installed
LibreOffice 184.108.40.206; Build ID: 350m1(Build:2)
Works quite normally and expected for me. Fresh install of fedora ? or one that was upgraded from something else. Stock gnome3 or something else ?. Dual booting with a shared home dir ? Anything of that nature that might be considered a little out of the norm ?
I'd kind of expect to be flooded with bug reports if this was common, so trying to tease out what might be the unusual trigger.
I did a fresh oinstall of F17 few weeks ago and updated it regularly. Home dir was copied from another machine with F16 instalation.
Using gnome3, no dual boot or shared home. I also tried to remove LibreOffice settings dir under home, but no effect.
What could be connected: dual monitor, F16 gnome shell cannot run on this machine (fallback mode only). It is a Dell latitude E6510 laptop.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I did a fresh oinstall of F17 few weeks ago and updated it regularly. Home
> dir was copied from another machine with F16 instalation.
> Using gnome3, no dual boot or shared home. I also tried to remove
> LibreOffice settings dir under home, but no effect.
Note that the location of the "LibreOffice settings dir under home" changed from F16's LO 3.4 (~/.libreoffice) to F17's LO 3.5 (~/.config/libreoffice). Upon first start of LO 3.5, an existing ~/.libreoffice/3/user will be migrated (copied partially) to a new ~/.config/libreoffice/3/user (and the old source marked with a ~/.libreoffice/3/MIGRATED flag file, so that migration is not attempted again in case it caused problems).
So, if you only removed ~/.libreoffice after LO 3.5 already migrated it to ~/.config/libreoffice, the problem you observe could still be caused by a bad migration of your old user data. In that case, can you make available the content of your ~/.config/libreoffice/3/user/registrymodifications.xcu? (It is an XML file that should not contain any really personal data, but you could send it directly if you do not want to attach it here.)
Created attachment 587979 [details]
This time I tried to remove also ~/.libreoffice folder. The problem persists.
I attached registrymodifications.xcu.
(In reply to comment #5)
> This time I tried to remove also ~/.libreoffice folder. The problem persists.
So, originally you had only removed ~/.config/libreoffice?
> I attached registrymodifications.xcu.
Anyway, I cannot reproduce the problem when running my LO with your registrymodifications.xcu. So it looks like the problem is somewhere other than migration of that file from an old user configuration.
Yes, originaly I have removed only ~/.config/libreoffice.
It is a dual monitor issue. I don't kno why I didn't try before, but after disabling/enabling a second monitor menus are woring.
Bug is reproducible by placing monitors in vertical order, one above the other.
(In reply to comment #8)
> It is a dual monitor issue. I don't kno why I didn't try before, but after
> disabling/enabling a second monitor menus are woring.
> Bug is reproducible by placing monitors in vertical order, one above the
It is most probably X driver problem. It works fine here with both gtk and kde4 VCL plugin. Which graphic card do you have?
Created attachment 588583 [details]
monitor position causing menu problem
Created attachment 588584 [details]
Playing a little more with monitor positioning, I found out that my configuration was a bit extreme.
If I move the upper monitor to the left (see attachment) or if I move both in a horizontal line, menus are working.
I attacheg also my lspci output.
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