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Old 11-08-2019, 03:26 PM   #1
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"Help us make LibreOffice even better!" Banner


Occasionally when opening LibreOffice a banner appears with a blue background and the text "Help us make LibreOffice even better!" along with a "Get Involved" button.

What triggers this banner and how to disable? I did not find anything helpful online.

Version 6.2.8.

Thanks.

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Old 11-08-2019, 11:43 PM   #2
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you could write to them and ask them, it is open source. or answer their cry for help.
 
Old 11-09-2019, 06:54 PM   #3
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Apparently I was too kind in my searches. Rather than search for banner I should have search for nag notice or infobar.

A related bug report.

In $HOME/.config/libreoffice/4/user/registrymodifications.xcu, change the values of LastTimeGetInvolvedShown and LastTimeDonateShown to 0 (zero). Or change the values directly in LibreOffice with the (Advanced) Expert Configuration dialog.
 
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cool simple fix...
 
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Yes, for single users. I did not look into how to deploy for multiple users.
 
Old 11-09-2019, 07:22 PM   #6
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I'd think you'd add the fix first then deploy it with that fix intact.
 
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I'd think you'd add the fix first then deploy it with that fix intact.
Yes, but I meant I don't know where in the package files to globally implement the change. Possibly /opt/libreoffice/share/registry/main.xcd.

I'm retagging as unsolved. I checked my LO profile registrymodifications.xcu. The values were reset to an epoch date rather than remain at zero.
 
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couldn't you grep the package?
 
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Apparently there are two configuration options:

Code:
if (bUpdateLastTimeGetInvolvedShown
  && !officecfg::Setup::Product::LastTimeGetInvolvedShown::isReadOnly())
I haven't figured out how to configure the option read only.
 
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I think I have a solution.

In $BASEDIR/share/registry I created noinfobarnags.xcd:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<oor:data xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:oor="http://openoffice.org/2001/registry">
  <dependency file="main" />
  <oor:component-data xmlns:install="http://openoffice.org/2004/installation" oor:name="Setup" oor:package="org.openoffice">
    <node oor:name="Product">
      <prop oor:name="LastTimeGetInvolvedShown" oor:op="fuse" oor:finalized="true">
        <value>0</value>
      </prop>
      <prop oor:name="LastTimeDonateShown" oor:op="fuse" oor:finalized="true">
        <value>0</value>
      </prop>
    </node>
  </oor:component-data>
</oor:data>
I no longer see any occurrences of the values in my profile registrymodifications.xcu. Inspecting the values in the (Advanced) Expert Configuration dialog shows both values at zero.

I'll see how that goes in 90 and 180 days.
 
  


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