Why is LibreOffice Startcenter hidden from Gnome?

Coburn Ingram thrusce at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 05:06:44 UTC 2021

Thanks, guys. I was able to update-proof my launcher by putting it in
~/.local. Now we just need to idiot-proof it. We need to make this launcher
discoverable and usable by the average end-user, without editing any files.

The workaround I suggested for the individual who burdened all of us with
their personal preference by getting this launcher to not show in anyone's
Gnome is for them to put it in a folder in their applications menu, so they
do not see it.

On Sat, Mar 13, 2021 at 4:16 PM Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com>

> On 2021-03-12 18:30, Olivier Tilloy wrote:
> > 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 ?
> Thanks Olivier. I submitted a comment on the bug report and re-opened it.
> --
> Rgds,
> Gunnar Hjalmarsson
> https://launchpad.net/~gunnarhj
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