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LibreOffice 3.6.2 landed in Ubuntu 12.10 with full HUD support (and strengthened appmenu)
LibreOffice is a powerful full-fledged office suite shipped in Ubuntu by default.
Along with a massive amount of features, in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, LibreOffice exposes its menus as an "old" application, in the sense of not taking advantage of the global menu/appmenu, yet, by simply installing
lo-menubar (available via Ubuntu Software Center), the appmenu is enabled (as a result, LibreOffice gains a desktop-integrated look & feel).
Across the latest months, users have expressed various complaints in relation to LibreOffice, especially related to
lo-menubar, being perceived as a not-so-stable package, bringing both integrated menu and a high level of instability.
While expecting an improved polished
lo-menubar, the developers have successfully landed a built-in appmenu support (labeled as Unity menus), shipped by default in Ubuntu 12.10.
Weeks ago, LibreOffice gained appmenu support in Quantal Quetzal, yet being implemented with partial usability, meaning, launching LibreOffice, was displying the office application with correct exposed-on-the-Unity-panel menus, while the HUD support not being usable.
LibreOffice 3.6.2 has landed in Ubuntu 12.10, bringing usable Unity menus, consequently, along with the proper look & feel, users are now able to fully access LibreOffice via the HUD.
The above "fully" quality is responsible for actions like: opening LibreOffice, pressing the
Alt key (thus summoning the HUD) and typing
hy, populates the HUD with LibreOffice-specific commands, such as
Edit Hyperlink, etc, pressing the
Enter key, properly executes the clicked command.
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