Issue 124771

Summary: provide a possibility to open files by drag and drop from filemanager to AOO even if other AOO windows are open
Product: General Reporter: mroe <mroe.nospam>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Normal    
Priority: P3 CC: Armin.Le.Grand, elish, hdu, rabdul
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)Keywords: usability
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux, all   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---
Attachments:
Description Flags
Screenshot drag and drop to title bar none

Description mroe 2014-04-29 11:58:35 UTC
On Windows one can D&D a file to the window title bar in AOO and the file will open. On Linux there is now way to open a file by D&D when no empty workspace/Startcenter is available.

I can imagine 3 possible solutions:

1) D&D to the window title bar like on Windows
2) allow to open a new empty workspace/Startcenter even if other AOO windows are open
3) allow to use the AOO Quickstarter as target for D&D
Comment 1 Armin Le Grand 2014-04-29 12:11:14 UTC
Hi mroe,

you can do that by dragging the to-be-opened file on the window title bar or border, this opens the file as new file.

D&D to the document is used for embedding as OLE, this is useful and needed.
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-29 12:36:17 UTC
Drag and drop is possible only in start center (everywhere except window title bar).
When other file is open drag and drop is not accepted.
AOO410m18(Build:9764)  -  Rev. 1589052
2014-04-22 12:11 - Linux x86_64
Debian KDE 4.11.5
Comment 3 Armin Le Grand 2014-04-29 13:16:12 UTC
Hi Edwin, maybe we have system-dependent behaviour here, on win7 I can open a file with dragging it on the window title bar of an already opened AOO file.
Comment 4 mroe 2014-04-29 13:22:44 UTC
(In reply to Armin Le Grand from comment #3)
> Hi Edwin, maybe we have system-dependent behaviour here, on win7 I can open
> a file with dragging it on the window title bar of an already opened AOO
> file.

Yes, we have. Look at the OS field and at the first and second sentence of comment 0. What have I described wrong?
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-29 13:37:36 UTC
Created attachment 83293 [details]
Screenshot drag and drop to title bar
Comment 6 Armin Le Grand 2014-04-29 13:55:22 UTC
Hi Edwin, sorry, you did nothing wrong - I just use to check briefly incoming stuff, I oversaw the OS field. Adding Herbert, he may kbnow more about if this is a part of system-integration stuff.
Comment 7 hdu@apache.org 2014-04-29 15:09:45 UTC
Almost a duplicate of issue 37744 ("D&D on the title bar is not usual for GTK apps"), but suggestions 2+3 of the report make it different enough.
Comment 8 mroe 2014-04-29 15:28:28 UTC
@hdu: Yes, thank you. It is difficult to find the right search words: drag → dragging, filemanager → desktop. Closing the old issue as DUP.

And an additional possible solution:
4) Any place inside AOO (toolbars or esp. statusbar) but outside the document could be a target for dropping the file.
Comment 9 mroe 2014-04-29 15:30:19 UTC
*** Issue 37744 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 mroe 2014-04-29 15:34:56 UTC
Sorry, haven't seen the dependence setting. Remove it.