Libreoffice starts with windows almost invisible

It starts with windows almost invisible zero in size which need to be resized with the mouse…

yes, had this too back in 4.0 times. Not sure if this still happens on 4.1.
Do you have 4.1 already in use?

Version 4.1RC2.

does this happen in Fedora or in a Debian VM ? Could swear it’s the Debian, which is causing this bug. It won’t happen on a Fedora VM. But maybe I’m wrong…

Fedora 34!


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Worked for me too. So your post should be the solution…


Didn’t work for me but didn’t look too deep into it.

Thanks, it worked. I had to close running libreoffice windows before editing.


It’s possible to hunt down all of the confingurations or setup Xdefaults but, …
For a more generic alternative, there is a script that will adjust all window sizes within a workspace reference in another forum thread:
(Tips and Tricks - #12 by 1of7)
For example, this will cascade all windows if the command line option ‘cascade’ is selected.
If the script is placed in /usr/local/bin then creating a keybinding Alt-Esc using the command ‘/usr/local/bin/ cascade’ will cascade (omit quotes) all windows in the workspace by hitting Alt-Esc.
Windows can be cascaded, tiled, etc.
Window placement and offsets are all accessible.
Works with xfce, KDE, fwm, gnome, …
Requires xorg, will not work in wayland.

Tried this and though the settings remain changed, the windows still open extraordinarily small.

Solution is here.

Make sure to have libreoffice closed when doing it or it overwrites your entries. Make those changes, save it, restart the qube and reopen. It will open libreoffice with those sizes.
Note: There is one entry for each libreoffice app. Therefore change each.

Sure you have changed both of the lines and libreoffice closed beforehand? That happened to me that time.

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This worked or me too
but it requires some work :wink:

This still doesn`t work on 4.2 rc3 out of the box.

On any distro I tried (like Fedora, Debian, Arch, Nixos, even Windows) this problem does not exist. Who can explain to me why is this a problem on Qubes only?

One special special thing in qubes compared to the others is xfce, maybe related to that? Someone of qubes-kde users experiencing this issue?

What I do now is using a keyboard shortcut to maximize the window as written by unman somewhere in another ticket.

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Any solution yet? I have the same issue and am using an up to date 4.1.2. qubes with a fedora 38 xfce template based qube to run libre office. . .

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FWIW this used to be an issue for me on Qubes 4.1.2, but after upgrading to 4.2rc5 and switching my templates to the xfce flavors it doesn’t happen anymore, so I’m guessing this problem is specific to the either the gnome flavor templates or it could have something to do with Qubes 4.2 vs. 4.1.

I’m using debian-12-xfce as the usual office template.

I still have the issue on 4.2-RC5 so it’s likely related to gnome vs xfce :+1:


Maybe you should wait a while. I’m sure the issue will happen again (even on 4.2[-rc5]) sometime. I never seen this error was gone forever… since years now! Working with it and been satisfied.