Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||read-only files do not appear in the "recent files" list|
|Product:||General||Reporter:||Frank Schönheit <frank.schoenheit>|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||carsten.driesner, issues, Mathias_Bauer, matthias.mueller-prove|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description Frank Schönheit 2006-05-18 13:38:33 UTC
- start OOo - open a file which you do not have write access to - close the file - quit OOo - start OOo => the file you previously opened does not appear in the "File / Recent Documents" menu
Comment 1 Mathias_Bauer 2006-05-24 12:00:43 UTC
Until now this is "works as designed". In case we want to have r/o file in the picklist someone needs to define how we should treat files loaded by plugin or Active-X control. IMHO the current treatment is better; as the picklist has a very limited size we shouldn't pollute it with every possible file we have loaded. At the end OOo still mainly is an editor for files, not a viewer.
Comment 2 Mathias_Bauer 2006-05-24 12:01:38 UTC
Changed type to "enhancement" because due to the history of the current feature it is an RFE.
Comment 3 Frank Schönheit 2006-05-24 12:42:29 UTC
In the case where I encountered the problem, I opened a document which was read-only, but contained a small "application" (vulgo: some useful Basic scripts) which I needed to run. Next time I needed to run them, I had to manually browse to the file, again, which took me unnecessary time. I'd like to consider OOo an "application development platform". Not necessarily as primary goal, but as an important one. Then, the case that somebody gives you an "application" (i.e. a document) which you just use, without actually modifiying the document itself, might be more common.
Comment 4 matthias.mueller-prove 2006-05-24 13:40:35 UTC
Bettina, this is an RFE to be evaluated.
Comment 5 carsten.driesner 2006-05-24 16:20:14 UTC
Added on CC.
Comment 6 Mathias_Bauer 2006-06-07 14:58:02 UTC
BTW: documents shouldn't be (mis)used as a deploment tool for macros. So this is a not a use case I consider to be relevant. But YMMV.
Comment 7 Frank Schönheit 2006-06-07 15:05:17 UTC
Hmm? Ever seen the zillions of MS Office documents which implement small applications? This, IMO, is part of what made MSO strong .... (side note: besides everything else, I want to have the 10er test document in the recent files :)
Comment 8 Mathias_Bauer 2006-06-07 15:14:41 UTC
Having a document with assigned macros to work on it IMHO is something different. A readonly document containing macros to start is just a launch pad for macros. They better should be deployed as basic libraries or UNO packages.
Comment 9 Mathias_Bauer 2007-12-04 15:21:40 UTC
Bettina, any progress here? In case you have no strong sympathy for the RFE I would like to opt for closing it. The recent file list is a scarce resource and IMHO should be reserved for files that are edited not for other files that have been opened just for browsing them.
Comment 10 Mathias_Bauer 2007-12-04 16:17:24 UTC
according to release status meeting -> target 3.x
Comment 11 Frank Schönheit 2008-06-17 20:49:49 UTC
*** Issue 83587 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 12 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:01:41 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".