The other day I wrote about inserting special characters into text documents, advertising the use of KCharSelect for those happy users of the KDE desktop (or CharacterMap, its GNOME equivalent). Let me advertise it a bit further, because it has more in it than meets the – rashly looking – eye.
In the good old LibreOffice days, when versions 3.x or 4.x were all around, I used to have the Quickstarter icon in my system tray. Twas useful to quickly open a (new) document or start from a template. Alas! tis gone in version 5.x. However, there is a tweak to solve this.
No-one is perfect, not even the most widely used open-source office suite, LibreOffice. It does have its small annoyances. From not printing a simple dash, to making your whole KDE desktop crash. How to deal with it? The first problem was solved by upgrading, the second seems to be persistently neglected and hence no solution is available, but there is a work-around.
My home server runs on Ubuntu Server. So far that was the 14.04 LTS (‘Trusty Tahr’) version. But since Canonical has made available the first point release of the newer 16.04 LTS (‘Xenial Xerus’) version, i.e. version 16.04.1, upgrading became an option. Ubuntu actually makes this simple for users – but be forewarned, there are pitfalls and glitches! I managed to upgrade smoothly, however with one serious hick-up. So, whether I will also upgrade the Ubuntu version on my VPS,… Lees verderUpgrading Ubuntu Server