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  1. #11
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    Re: LibreOffice apps duplicating icons in the Unity launcher

    Looks like I have version 3.5.7.2, which is probably the latest for Linux, as I keep everything up-to-date. There's version 4 on the site, but it might be for Windows. I noticed the problem after I inadvertently updated language packs (not only for LibreOffice), but it could be coincidence.

    Should I try uninstalling and reinstalling LibreOffice? How would I do that. When opening the Ubuntu Software Center, all LibreOffice programs seem to be separate. How can I remove LibreOffice globally? Then again, if it's like Windows, settings stay in the registry and when you reinstall, it's like you haven't changed anything.

    Thanks.
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    Re: LibreOffice apps duplicating icons in the Unity launcher

    I don't think uninstalling/reinstalling LO is the answer.
    What I did was removed LO icons from the unity bar. Logged out & in again.
    Opened LO writer from the dash & then pinned the icon again.
    Logged out & in again & everything seemed fine.
    Alternatively you could try the latest LO if you're feeling adventurous. I've been using it for a couple of weeks, with no issues.
    You need to add the ppa as shown here:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/25261...-libreoffice-4
    I first uninstalled LO completely first.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*
    Then I installed the complete LibreOffice 4 from synaptic.

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    Re: LibreOffice apps duplicating icons in the Unity launcher

    I thought I already had the latest. Is the new one a Beta release?

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    Re: LibreOffice apps duplicating icons in the Unity launcher

    I'd really like to install LibreOffice 4, but damn, how do I do that?!? Synaptic? What to choose in there? There are tens or hundreds of entries for LibreOffice to check. Which one do I check? Why does everything have to be so complicated with Linux? Why not download and install, like Windows? Why not from the software manager? I was planning on going with Linux alone after the end of XP's support in April 2014. I'm having serious second thoughts! Linux is way too geeky for me! I consider myself an advanced Windows user, but this is ridiculous!

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    Re: LibreOffice apps duplicating icons in the Unity launcher

    Downloading from here:

    http://www.libreoffice.org/download/
    Last edited by Phantom010; April 2nd, 2013 at 09:39 PM.

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    Re: LibreOffice apps duplicating icons in the Unity launcher

    Incredible! I just can't figure it out! Man, what's wrong with downloading and clicking on an .exe file to install everything automatically? Geez!

    Just can't find clear standard instructions anywhere!

    There's just no easy straightforward way to do this, is there? This "change to DEB directory thing", how the heck do I do that? They tell us to do that, but not how!!! And then they tell us Linux is not really for geeks! Yeah, right...


    Right-click within the DEBS directory and choose “Open in Terminal”. A terminal window will open. From the command line of the terminal window, enter the following command (you will be prompted to enter your root user's password before the command will execute): sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    There's no "Open to Terminal" to choose in there!!!
    Last edited by Phantom010; April 2nd, 2013 at 10:36 PM.

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    Re: LibreOffice apps duplicating icons in the Unity launcher

    Well, by messing around, I've deleted important files and my printer driver is useless. Why can't we install LibreOffice from the Software Manager, like many other programs? I'll have to go get my degree in rocket science if I want to pursue with Linux...

    I'm going to get rid of Ubuntu (installed with Wubi), and install Mint (with MATE desktop, of course). If I go through hell again with that distro, I'm forgetting about Linux and going with either Windows 8 or Blue in 2014. Linux is unfortunately not what I thought it was.
    Last edited by Phantom010; April 3rd, 2013 at 02:01 AM.

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    Re: LibreOffice apps duplicating icons in the Unity launcher

    Phantom...
    I will try to make this simple for you.
    1st Delete existing libreoffice as in post 12.
    2nd If you are installing from the downloaded .deb, which it appears you are, you need to either CD to the directory of the .debs or install a program called open-terminal: (recommended)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
    You may need to logout/in for it to take effect.
    3. Go to your downloaded .deb which is probably a .targz file. Right click it & "extract here"
    4. Enter the .deb that you have extracted, inside there are 2 folders, enter the DEBS folder, then click "file" & "open in a terminal".
    5. In the terminal type the command:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    Wait for all the .debs to install.
    6. Go back to your .deb folder & enter the "Desktop-integration" folder, click "file" & "open in a terminal" again.
    7. Again type the command:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    It' probably best to logout & in again at this point, but LO4 should now be installed.
    All the instructions are in this tutorial:
    http://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum...ic.php?t=50119

    As far as a degree in rocket science goes, we probably all felt this way at one time, but bear with it, it does get easier, I promise.

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    Re: LibreOffice apps duplicating icons in the Unity launcher

    Thank you, my friend!

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    Re: LibreOffice apps duplicating icons in the Unity launcher

    No problem.
    Hope all is working well.

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