Can't close Data Table

Bug #1074311 reported by Cliff Carson on 2012-11-02

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libreoffice (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When using the themes Adwaita, High Contrast, or High Contrast Inverse with the following LibreOffice Calc attachment , one is unable to close, Maximize, or Minimize via the top right hand window as per screenshot .

Uninstalled libreoffice-gtk, no change. libreoffice-gtk3 was not installed. Reproducible with .

WORKAROUND: Use the themes Ambiance or Radiance.

WORKAROUND: Secondary click and select close.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: libreoffice-calc 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Nov 2 07:16:09 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-09-15 (47 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120828.2)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: libreoffice
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :
Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :

Used the System Monitor to end the officebin process since there was no way to close the LibreOffice calc window. Started LibreOffice Pres again, when through a sucessful recovery, and opened edit on the data for the chart. The new data was in the table but again in the situation that there was no way to cancel/close the Data Table window. The banner has no close option. Had to force close via the system monitor.

Cliff Carson, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. Could you please attach a document that demonstrates this problem?

As well, could you please attach a screencast of the problem following ?

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :

The get into the condition start LibreOffice Impress, load the attached document, edit the first chart (Electric Usage), and edit the data. This bring up the Data Table window but there is no way that I can close the window out after doing the edits. Will attach a screen shot of this condition.

Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :

Cliff Carson, thank you for providing the requested information. This is unreproducible in Xubuntu 12.10 32-bit. If you uninstall the following package:

does this change anything?

As well, what extensions do you have installed?

Thank you for your understanding.

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10

apt-cache policy libreoffice-draw
  Installed: 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.6.2~rc2-0ubuntu3 0
        500 quantal/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :

The lo-menubar package is not installed.

cliff@cliffhp:~$ sudo apt-get remove lo-menubar
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package 'lo-menubar' is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.

Not aware of any LibreOffice extentions being installed.

Cliff Carson, thank you for providing the requested information. Do you have libreoffice-gtk and/or libreoffice-gtk3 installed? If so, could you please remove each separately, and comment on if this changes anything?

Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :

Removed libreoffice-gtk and retried the presentation. It certain had a different look and feel (fonts and windows) but still had the Data Table window banner without a way to close the window. Don't recall if I tried a right click to open the select box but with this attempt did that and was able to select "close" to get out of the window. I did try this presentation under my 12.04 and the Data Table window had the close option on the banner line.

tags: added: regression-release

Cliff Carson, did you also try removing libreoffice-gtk3?

I tested this in Xubuntu 64-bit and still could not reproduce this problem.

As a potential WORKAROUND, does the following PPA demonstrate the same problem ?

Thank you for your understanding.

Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :

libreoffice-gtk3 was not installed. Just to try something, re-installed libreoffice-gtk and still had the problem. Installed libreoffice-gtk3 and still had the problem. Removed libreoffice and installed the PPA level, still have the problem.

In all cases above doing right click and select close does close the Data Table window, just didn't see this initially.

description: updated
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :

Had this problem on two different 12.10 but both built with a release upgrade from 12.10 beta. Updated one of the systems from the 12.10 distribution level of 12.10 and the problem does not exists.

Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :

Reproduced the problem on the system that was updated to 12.10 distribution by installing GNOME3.

Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :


add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3

to the repository and after update the Data Table banner lacks a close option.

Cliff Carson, thank you for your comments. Is this reproducible if you purge the GNOME3 ppa (ex. ppa-purge) and switch to a GUI provided by the Ubuntu repositories (ex. Unity, gnome-shell, xfce, etc.)?

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Cliff Carson (ccarson1) wrote :

Ok, GNOME3 was not the cause, still had the problem after removing. Went back and determined things changed since installing 12.10 distribution. Found that the real cause is the theme you are using. If you set Adwaita or High Contrast or High Contrast Inverse the Data Table banner looses it's close and max/min options. The Ambiance and Radiance work fine.

description: updated
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Rob Adams (readams) wrote :

saw this also. I found that alt-f4 works as a workaround

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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