If you are one of the few unfortunate blokes that’s pulling your hair out over random File Menu popups on OpenOffice — Word or Spreadsheet — and have been hitting your head against a brick wall trying to find the solution, I hear you.
I intially thought there was some interaction with Skype, but now I have to retract that statement. In all honesty, I have no clue what the problem is.
But I decided to just watch the “random” File Menu problem and time it. And now I am more confused than ever.
On my computer running 64-bit Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic), I noticed that the File Menu toggles twice a second when OpenOffice has the focus. One toggle event happens precisely on the 11th second; the other toggle event happens around 35th to the 45th second. The second toggle seems to be related to when I launch OpenOffice; the first is always precisely on the 11th second.
And this is something peculiar to …[Read more]