Issue 79242 - Problem resetting Writer to factory settings
Summary: Problem resetting Writer to factory settings
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-07-05 00:06 UTC by jones172
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
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Description jones172 2007-07-05 00:06:12 UTC
Perhaps it would be better to provide a button to reset Writer to its factory
settings. The earlier trouble report was:


Uninstall glitch--left behind damaging files

My copy of became corrupted, and I uninstalled it, or tried to. However,
the uninstall didn't work. Instead, it left behind some damaging files, and,
when, I reinstalled, still didn't work. I was TERRIFIED that I was going
to have to dump entirely and switch to MS Word, or try to.

The damaging files in question contained what is called a "profile." The
uninstall should have done a clean uninstall, and uninstalled this, too. 2.2.1 Writer
Windows XP Home Service Pack 2
Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop with 256 MB, plenty of CPU and hard drive capacity
Mozilla Firefox
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-07-05 10:24:28 UTC
Currently this can be achieved by deleting the config directory
"OpenOffice.org2" in "c:\documents and settings\$username\Application data".

Could be a useful enhancement, I think, for all OOo Applications.