Why is LibreOffice Startcenter hidden from Gnome?

Coburn Ingram thrusce at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 23:08:23 UTC 2021

Please do not remove options that other users like in order to unclutter
your own desktop.

Perhaps we could have a way to tweak the applications that are shown. There
are plenty of utility apps that come default that I do not want to see
every time I hit the heads-up key. LibreOffice is not one of them.

If a user is tired of clutter, they can drag and drop redundant icons into
a folder.



On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 12:24 PM Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com>

> 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.
> https://salsa.debian.org/libreoffice-team/libreoffice/libreoffice/-/commit/17459620
> --
> Gunnar Hjalmarsson
> https://launchpad.net/~gunnarhj
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