Resize problem with Open Office in xfce

Chris G cl at
Thu Feb 4 15:25:17 CET 2010

On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 11:10:26AM +0200, Juha wrote:
> Yves-Alexis Perez kirjoitti:
> >On 03/02/2010 19:20, Chris G wrote:
> >>On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 09:41:48AM -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> >>>On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Chris G <cl at> wrote:
> >>>>This problem has raised it's head again for me, I'm now seeing it on
> >>>>*two* xubuntu 9.10 installations with different video cards.
> >>>>
> >>>>It's been reported before:-
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>Has anyone else here seen this or is it a specific xubuntu 9.10 and
> >>>>Open Office 3.1.1 error?
> >>>>
> >>>>--
> >>>>Chris Green
> >>>Absolutely does NOT happen for me on fully up-to-date Gentoo-amd64
> >>>stable running OO-3.1.1+XFCE. Seems to work perfectly.
> >>>
> >>OK, so it looks like it must be a specifically xubuntu issue then.
> >>
> >Doesn't happen on my Debian, and I don't think Xubuntu is that different
> >from Debian on that matter.
> Works also fine in my 9.10 Ubuntu (with self compiled Xfce 4.6)
What exact version of Open Office are you running?  Mine (on both
systems where I see the bug) is:-

    Open Office 3.1.1
    OOO310m19 (Build 9420)

... and you are sure you haven't got the bug?  You bring up an Open
Office window (e.g. word processor) that's not full screen and when
you resize it the contents don't change in size.  So if, for example,
you reduce the window size from the top the toolbars disappear.

I had it once before and, if I remember right, upgrading something
fixed it but sadly I can't quite remember the details. As it's
happening on two systems with different graphics processors it seems
unlikely to be a low level graphics problem.  Also, as it's only Open
Office I guess it's likely to be an Open Office issue, or some library
they're using that no one else it using.

Chris Green

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