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I have started noticing this problem a while back. Opening spreadsheets directly from Nautilus sometimes has different behaviors in Unity. This means that sometimes I see the icon pop in the launcher like in the image below:

icon shows up ok

Other times I have the default LibreOffice icon, even though I have a spreadsheet (LibreOffice Calc) open:

default Icon for spreadsheet

And finally the worst case is when I don't get any icon at all even though I have the spreadsheet open:

enter image description here

In this final case I don't even have the close/minimize/maximize window in the top left corner. I can only close it with ALT+F4.

Any idea why Unity would behave like this?

I don't see a special pattern for this occurrences. Happens apparently random for both .ods and .xls files.

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This is a bug and already reported: – user142 Nov 30 '11 at 20:19
thx. Even though not the same, could be related – bioShark Nov 30 '11 at 20:23
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I had the same issue. After I installed the lo-menubar (see synaptic) i haven't seen this issue (to be sure I will need to test longer). I'm wondering if you have the same experience.

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I've read about it. It seems it's not fully functional yet, and the opinions are split. I may give it a try, just to see how it behaves (hope I can remove it safely afterwards if it generates problems). Actually I don't care much about the menu integration, for me the icons in the launcher are bugging me :) – bioShark Nov 30 '11 at 23:07
Just a warning, lo-menubar will make your LibreOffice completely crash if you try to go into Page Preview. – Icedrake Dec 15 '11 at 20:01

In Ubuntu 12.04 lo-menubar actually causes problems and removing it after upgrading from 11.10 has lead to the unity integration working much better.

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