Forced Updates? WTF?

Andrew Pitonyak andrew at
Wed Jun 10 00:40:56 UTC 2020

Ten computers, have not seen this behavior even though I want it on a few of them. Did not even know LO could do it. 

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On Jun 9, 2020, 6:49 PM, at 6:49 PM, "Christoph Schäfer" <christoph-schaefer at> wrote:
>> 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
>> tell you all the details (like how had I installed LO in the first
>> - e.g. from MSI taken from TDF site, or from Windows Store); and
>> "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
>> 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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