Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tip: Disable OpenOffice splash screen in FreeBSD

With time OpenOffice's splash screen becomes annoying so end up disabling it on all my machines. Today in FreeBSD mailing list I replied to fellow user who was asking on how to due this on FreeBSD so thought I should share the tip here also.

Here are the needed steps:
  1. % su
  2. # vim /usr/local/openoffice.org-3.0.0/openoffice.org3/program/sofficerc
  3. Change the Logo variable from 1 to 0 like so
We've started by becoming the superuser on step 1, and proceeded to change the Logo variable value defined in /usr/local/openoffice.org-3.0.0/openoffice.org3/program/sofficerc so that the splash is disabled.

If by any chance you want to renable the splash screen just change the Logo variable value back to 1.

Simple eh?


1 comment:

buttonbox said...

Using linux the filepath is different (of course), but sofficerc remains constant. Even after 4-1/2 years, your help remains relevant even for Openoffice 4.