Why is LibreOffice Startcenter hidden from Gnome?

Coburn Ingram thrusce at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 21:06:41 UTC 2021

You guys are great. This is why open source is awesome.

On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 9:30 AM Olivier Tilloy <olivier.tilloy at canonical.com>

> On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 8:45 PM Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > On 2021-03-11 20:17, Coburn Ingram wrote:
> > > I looked at the issue you referenced.
> > >
> > > It seems to me this is a simple confusion of terms.
> >
> > I don't think so. Both Jeremy and Olivier know how it works. The
> > discussion they had on the bug report was focused on the fact that quite
> > a few LibreOffice launchers were displayed if you opened "Show
> > Applications". But they may have overlooked the fact that the mechanism
> > used for hiding icons from "Show Applications" has the side effect to
> > prevent you from the option to add such an icon to "Favorites" in the
> dock.
> Gunnar is right, and this particular problem has demonstrated that
> it's hard to find a middle ground that pleases everyone. I'll start by
> noting that there's a cleaner workaround that doesn't involve hand
> editing the desktop files in /usr/share/applications/: you can instead
> copy the desktop file you're interested in to
> ~/.local/share/applications/ and edit it there. It won't be overridden
> with the next package update, and XDG-compliant desktops will prefer
> your local version to the system-wide one.
> That said, I'm absolutely open to reconsidering that patch. Can we
> please move back that discussion to
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1696250, to
> keep everything in one place ?
>  Olivier
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