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Post libre office pops up when closing firefox
Mepis 11.0
Frequently when closing firefox, the libre office start screen pops up.
Libre office is not in the autostart..
I have not knowingly linked these programs.
I do use files which have been downloaded with firefox in libre office.
It's just an annoyance but I would like to find out why and get rid of this.
Any ideas appreciated.


Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:15 am
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It will likely not give anything but it is worth a shot. Start firefox through the konsole for a while, and keep an eye on that screen when you close it, see if something pops up when it happens again.

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this may seem an odd thing to ask, but i'm curious... is your LO desktop icon behind where the closing X is in Firefox?

if so, your mouse may be acting up... the left button on my mouse is going, so it frequently generates unintentional double click events... so, i when i was trying to start things from the menu i kept having a PDF document open. couldn't figure it out, until i realized the icon was right behind this one menu item that i frequently use...

it's incredibly frustrating - new mouse is on it's way.


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Thanks for replies.
As suggested, tried running from terminal, with same result.

Made sure the closing "x" is not over the starting icon (icon is in the icon tray).

After trying your suggestions, I deleted the icon from the tray and created an icon on desktop. Same result.


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i don't have LO installed, so i don't know what the process is named...

what you might want to do is run

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ps ax | grep <LO_process_name>


BEFORE you start firefox, just to check that LO isn't already running.

then start FF, and run this command again. it could well be that FF is somehow starting LO because of some incomplete LO document download.

if so, check the download queue and remove the entry - if possible.


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GoManutd wrote:
i don't have LO installed, so i don't know what the process is named...
what you might want to do is run
Code:
ps ax | grep <LO_process_name>

BEFORE you start firefox, just to check that LO isn't already running.
then start FF, and run this command again. it could well be that FF is somehow starting LO because of some incomplete LO document download.
if so, check the download queue and remove the entry - if possible.


as suggested, I entered in terminal, and got this:
gepo@mepis2:~$ ps ax | grep /usr/bin/libreoffice
4969 pts/2 S+ 0:00 grep /usr/bin/libreoffice
gepo@mepis2:~$


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ok, but when did you see that process?

my last note asked that it be run BEFORE FF was started, then again AFTER FF was started to determine the runstate of LO.

obviously, if you have LO open close it before doing these steps


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I just shut down system, rebooted, then ran this before anything else;:

gepo@mepis2:~$ ps ax | grep /usr/bin/libreoffice
2804 pts/1 S+ 0:00 grep /usr/bin/libreoffice
gepo@mepis2:~$

Also ran "top' but didn't see the 2804


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you won't. it's just show that the grep process was executed.

if LO was actually running you'd see an additional process entry. now startup FF, then run the ps command again and see what the output is.


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I opened both firefox and libreoffice (checking for both firefox entries in /usr/lib);

gepo@mepis2:~$ ls /usr/bin/fire*
/usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox.real
gepo@mepis2:~$ ps ax | grep /usr/bin/firefox.real
3749 pts/1 S+ 0:00 grep /usr/bin/firefox.real
gepo@mepis2:~$ ps ax | grep /usr/bin/firefox
3751 pts/1 S+ 0:00 grep /usr/bin/firefox
gepo@mepis2:~$ ps ax | grep /usr/bin/libreoffice
3707 ? S 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/libreoffice --calc
3754 pts/1 S+ 0:00 grep /usr/bin/libreoffice
gepo@mepis2:~$

firefox not showing up. why?

Next I close libre office and get:
gepo@mepis2:~$ ps ax | grep /usr/bin/libreoffice
3866 pts/1 S+ 0:00 grep /usr/bin/libreoffice
gepo@mepis2:~$

Since libreoffice only shows up with grep when I've deliberately opened it, doesn't it prove that it's not running when I get the un-intended display of libre office when closing firefox?


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