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Ubuntu 8.04 - problem with CXOffice 6.0.1 and right-click menu items


I'm running ubuntu 8.04 on my inspiron 8600. All is working really well. I have had a few problems with CrossOver office 6.0.1 though.

I have tried installing CX office with all of the available methods but to no avail - it seems that I'm not the only one according to all the posts. During the CX installation, I installed MSOffice 2003 when asked to. It fails and does not create the necessary icons in the applications menu. Thus, I have uninstalled it all (CX and MSOffice). However, CX did add right-click menu items for all MSOffice document types but did not remove these when it was uninstalled. Hence, I have menu options that do not point to the correct applications.

To try and get round things, I have installed wine and then MSOffice which went off without a hitch.

What I would like to do is to get the right-click menu items opening the documents with the correct application or at least remove them so that they open with openoffice.

Does anyone know how I can do this?



Well since Crossover Office 6.2 has some show-stopping bugs with Ubuntu 8.04 ( I'd imagine Crossover Office 6.0.1 is probably worse off. Your mileage may be better if you try Crossover 6.2.

You can try a "(path to)/cxoffice/bin/cxassoc --sync" to try and clear the file associations. You should also be able to right-click on an Office file, like a Word .doc, pick Open With... and then choose the app you want to open the .doc and that setting should stick then to all .doc files on your machine.

Hi - thanks for the post. I've atlest got the files opening.

As CXOffice is able to add items to the menu, please could you tell me how to remove them (considering I don't have CXoffice installed).

Many thanks.


You should be able to use the Main Menu control panel to edit menus.

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