In LibreOffice 6, the tools>options>LibreOffice>Memory was removed.

Is there any way to use the systray Quickstarter in this version of LibreOffice? That option used to make LibreOffice much faster.

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with the official PPA of LibreOffice.


The Quickstarter is deprecated, as of libreoffice 5.4. From what I can gather, it was finally removed in version 6.1. I was sad to see it go as well. Like you say, it sped things up quite a bit, especially on slower hardware. I guess I should really be upgrading some of my 1990's hardware... :)

In all seriousness, I think the answer is basically no, you can't use the quickstarter, unless you want to design some kind of custom script that would run the soffice app in the background somehow without opening a window, while still allowing libreoffice windows to open... Alternatively, you can simply put libreoffice in your startup applications and simply leave the basic window open on different workspace. Yeah. Annoying, but I'm afraid that's the best you'll get.


It seems that there is a regression in version 6.1 and this feature has been completely removed. However, it can be enabled in the version in the bionic main repository. Install the package libreoffice-systray and enable systray Quickstarter in Tools>Options>LibreOffice>General.

Then you can add libreoffice --quickstarter to startup applications.

  • Note: Libreoffice 6.3 is now much faster, even without the quickstarter. – Archisman Panigrahi Jan 5 at 14:04

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