Issue 102757 - File-open dialog at desktop misbehaves/closes applications
Summary: File-open dialog at desktop misbehaves/closes applications
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 107235 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2009-06-14 07:51 UTC by riccardo_macri
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description riccardo_macri 2009-06-14 07:51:52 UTC
Installing OOo has impact on some non OOo apps (eg: notepad) which use the
standard file open dialog at the Desktop folder.

 - create TXT file eg: test.txt on desktop. Contents dont matter
 - double click to open with standard NOTEPAD.EXE
 - select File-Open in notepad, browse to desktop if not already there
   using "desktop" button
 - hover over "test.txt" until information tooltip appears
 - cancel (escape key or click cancel button)
 - again, select File-Open in notepad, browse to desktop again if not there
 - hover over test.txt => notepad closes with no message.

This behaviour has been repeated by multiple individuals with OOo 3.01 and 3.1
on various XP 32 installs, including a fresh fully patched install of XPSP3 and
OOo 3.01 or 3.1.

Not reproduceable using OOo's apps, wordpad or paint but is repeatable in
notepad and an app I develop. Only occurs for files on the desktop.
My desktop path is c:\Documents And Settings\Rick\Desktop.

Uninstalling OOo removes the crash (no reboot necessary).
Comment 1 riccardo_macri 2009-06-14 09:39:37 UTC
The crash of notepad disappears if you deregister the shell extention:

C> cd "\Program Files\ 3\Basis\program\shlxthdl"
C> regsvr32 -u shlxthdl.dll
Comment 2 lohmaier 2010-03-11 21:23:17 UTC
*** Issue 107235 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 Stefan Weigel 2010-03-12 20:48:39 UTC
I can reproduce the crash with notepad.exe as described
* with Win2K SP4 and OOo 3.2 installed
* with WinXP SP3 ans OOo 3.2 installed

No crash with a fresh installed WinXP without OOo.