Resize problem with Open Office in xfce

Chris G cl at
Thu Feb 4 16:35:49 CET 2010

On Thu, Feb 04, 2010 at 05:32:28PM +0200, Juha wrote:
> Chris G kirjoitti:
> >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.
> >
> I have Open Office 3.1.1
> 000310m19 (Build:9420)
> And I can't get toolbars diasppear.  Well, when I resize it to very
> small they do not fit in
> anymore and vanish, but they come back when I make the window
> bigger.  At least in
> my opinion it works as I expect it to work.
I think you're probably right!  :-)

I have asked about the problem in the xubuntu list too.

It's so obvious and *very* broken I can't understand why so few people
are seeing it.  As I said I have it on two systems with very different
hardware.  Maybe no one uses resizable Open Office windows.

Thanks for the feedback anyway.

Chris Green

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