Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Remember Last Working Directory|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||bulbul, issues, lohmaier, zelle|
|Version:||OOo 2.0 Beta||Keywords:||oooqa, usability|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description hane 2005-03-10 06:16:37 UTC
When I am creating multiple new documents (using the menu new) and I save the document, OO starts out in the My Documents directory. It would be nice if OO remember the last working directory and opened that directory in the view for saving (or opening a file). I am on WinXP, OO 2.0 RC (1.9.79). I am using the writer application; however this is probably a generic item to all of the applications. Chris....
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-03-10 06:59:35 UTC
Comment 2 mci 2005-05-02 09:59:04 UTC
changed OS from "All" to "Windows XP"
Comment 3 thorsten.martens 2005-07-21 13:44:08 UTC
TM->MBA: The file-open dialog remembers the last used folder, but the save as-dialog does this only until the last document is closed (so that the startmodule is shown) and a new document is created -> save as - dialog switches back to working directory.
Comment 4 lohmaier 2005-08-31 23:21:18 UTC
tm confirmed the issue with his description â†’ setting to new.
Comment 5 Mathias_Bauer 2006-01-23 07:59:01 UTC
OOo always should remember that last used directory until it is closed. Next time OOo starts again it should start with the default working directory. If a document is loaded from another directory a "SaveAs" should start from there. Needs a specification.
Comment 6 quizar 2006-02-08 12:08:12 UTC
As far as I can tell this issue affects the linux version (2.0, Debian Etch) of OO as well. Save As dialogs always suggest my home directory, even if I have just saved another document in a different directory. Open File does remember the last used directory. I agree with mba that a Save As should start from the directory where the document was opened. Another version of the problem is after creating a new document by starting OO from the commandline: I would expect "Save As" to suggest the directory from where OO was started.
Comment 7 Mathias_Bauer 2006-06-29 13:12:33 UTC
As already mentioned I think we should specify explicitly which folder OOo uses when documents are saved or loaded. Matthias, could you please either take this over or pass the request to somebody else who will do it? (changing type from "defect" to "enhancement" because it works as designed)
Comment 8 Mathias_Bauer 2007-12-04 16:18:52 UTC
according to release status meeting -> target 3.x
Comment 9 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 11:09:04 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.