Aw: Re: Forced Updates? WTF?

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at
Tue Jun 9 22:18:10 UTC 2020

> Gesendet: Dienstag, 09. Juni 2020 um 09:36 Uhr
> Von: "Mike Kaganski" <mikekaganski at>
> An: "Christoph Schäfer" <christoph-schaefer at>, LibreOffice at
> Betreff: Re: Forced Updates? WTF?
> On 09.06.2020 3:22, Christoph Schäfer wrote:
> > I never thought this was possible with LO, but it looks like the developers have chosen to override my default settings (notification, but no automatic updates). Yet, an update from 6.3 to 6.4 (Windows 10) has been enforced on me, which also led to data loss, as well as losing the "Recently Used" entries in the File dialogue.
> > 
> > 
> > If this wasn't an attempt by Microsoft to damage LO (I'm on Windows 10), I have to ask: What the hell were you thinking?
> > 
> > 
> > This is unacceptable.
> ... so re-wording all that, "I don't know what had happened; and I don't
> tell you all the details (like how had I installed LO in the first place
> - e.g. from MSI taken from TDF site, or from Windows Store); and which
> "helpful software" might be installed on my system helping to keep
> software "up-to-date"; and I even don't know if that was some deliberate
> decision, or a bug, - but I choose to be rude from start."
> I doubt it being acceptable.
> -- 


It's true, I don't know what happened. I originally installed LO via the MSI installers from the TDF site, and I have no other "helpful software" regarding updates on my computers. Oh, wait, on my laptop I have installed a Windows update blocker, and yet the LO update happened in the background. At least on the laptop the "Recently Used" list wasn't lost, but the icon set reverted to the default setting. On my PC even the list was lost, the icon set was also changed, and the document restauration didn't work after the PC was forced to reboot, so I lost some work.

If TDF is responsible for this (and I added a qualifier to my original post), I actually consider this to be rude behaviour.


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