Collabora Online Code Server and Welcome banner

hello all,

I use Nextcloud in version 23.0.3 and the Collabora Online Built-in Code Server in version 21.11.306. I also use Debian 11.

Nextcloud and the apps - especially Collabora Code Server - are all up to date.

I don’t use Nextcloud as a Docker image and I don’t want to change this at the moment.

When opening Office files within nextcloud Collabora Code server shows a Welcome banner.

This banner can be closed with a few clicks, but it appears every time and therefore this is very annoying.

According to my Internet research there should be 2 configuration files related to that behaviour:


The welcome popup should be disabled with this snippet:

<welcome> <enable type="bool" desc="Controls whether the welcome screen should be shown to the users on new install and updates." default="false">false</enable>

But that has no effect on my installation.

Access rights are :
-rw-r–r-- 1 lool lool 18150 12. Apr 11:37 /etc/coolwsd/coolwsd.xml

Do you have some idea ? Can you help me ?

What else can I try ?

Thanks and Regards,

Like it or not (I don’t) - this is intentional, can be understood and has a good reason: Welcome screen is displayed although it is disabled in config · Issue #4489 · CollaboraOnline/online · GitHub . At least team is working on a version that is less obstrusive (vanishes after xx seconds, ok button easier to find).