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I accidentally moved a pane in LibreOffice from it's nice docked position to a new window. Now I can't move back it.

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As you can see, the Slide Pane is floating as it's own window and not docked like Tasks, etc.

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To move the window back, simply hold the ctrl key and double click on any non-button area of the window chrome (not the contents btw).

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Does this solution work only when the primary (main) window is not maximized? That's how I could get it to work for me. –  user25656 May 7 '12 at 4:52
@vasa1: it works for me either way so I don't know what is happening in your case. –  RolandiXor May 7 '12 at 5:06
Oops. You're right. –  user25656 May 7 '12 at 5:48
This is pretty non-intuitive. But it worked. +1 –  thirtythreeforty Oct 6 '13 at 20:19
Really annoying quirk. Thank you. –  piffy Nov 2 '13 at 19:47

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