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    Unhappy libreoffice 5.0 dragging and moving text in writer not working

    Since the Tumbleweed upgrade to Libreoffice 5 selecting and dragging text to move it around a document is not working for me. Any idea why? Anybody else with this problem? I'm using it in Gnome 3.16
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    Default Re: libreoffice 5.0 dragging and moving text in writer not working

    I just tried drag and drop in a document. It's working great here on 13.2 with KDE 4.14.9 and LibreOffice 5.0.1.1
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    Default Re: libreoffice 5.0 dragging and moving text in writer not working

    Quote Originally Posted by caprus View Post
    I just tried drag and drop in a document. It's working great here on 13.2 with KDE 4.14.9 and LibreOffice 5.0.1.1
    thanks, nice to know but doesn't fix my problem
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    Default Re: libreoffice 5.0 dragging and moving text in writer not working

    things i've tried in order to fix it... but didn't help
    1. uninstalled libreoffice completely and reinstalled it
    2. Checked if dragging text works in other apps, such as Calligra: it does!
    3. Check to see if there is some option that switches the functionality on or off: couldn't find any.

    ctrl x , ctrl v is a pain to have to solely depend on when correcting documents.
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    Default Re: libreoffice 5.0 dragging and moving text in writer not working

    Try a different user

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    Default Re: libreoffice 5.0 dragging and moving text in writer not working

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Try a different user
    Good idea... I did, but no joy! it does the same thing. I created a new user account logged in and opened LO, it behaved just the same way... can't drag and drop text in Writer.
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    Lightbulb Re: libreoffice 5.0 dragging and moving text in writer not working

    OK, I found something.... hopefully useful for anyone else experiencing this:

    the GNOME integration package is not compatible with this version of LibreOffice (version 5) i.e libreoffice-gnome on openSUSE.. I wonder if people using Fedora have noticed anything... I fixed it by uninstalling the package, but the interface no longer integrates with the GNOME GTK theme ... thus making LibreOffice look like it's running on MSWindows 3.1... but at least all the functionality is back.

    I guess some work is needed to update the package.
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