Why is LibreOffice Startcenter hidden from Gnome?

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 11 20:23:44 UTC 2021

On 2021-03-11 19:52, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
> Hi Coby!
> On 2021-03-11 18:05, Coburn Ingram wrote:
>> Just a minor issue for me. I prefer to use
>> /usr/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop as my launcher
>> for LibreOffice. But I have to edit the file to make it able to appear
>> in the launcher bar. Apparently, somebody had a meeting, and said, "No,
>> we don't want this launcher to work in Ubuntu. It clutters up the
>> desktop." I respectfully disagree. I would like this available as an
>> option to the end-user.
> Personally I agree. I made it a habit to have that launcher in the dock
> instead of three app specific ones. But suddenly it refused to show up
> in the dock...
> The background seems to be <https://launchpad.net/bugs/1696250>. But
> there they mostly talk about the number of LO related icons in "Show
> Applications". The use case where somebody (like you and me) wants to
> have the Startcenter icon in the dock seems not to have been considered
> @Olivier: Any chance that hide-startcenter-desktop-file.patch could be
> reconsidered?

Maybe it's worth adding that the equivalent Debian bug 
(<https://bugs.debian.org/883734>) was accepted at first, but the 
developer changed his mind later.


Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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