Issue 105466 - Incorrect display of "root" point on Windows in OOo filePicker
Summary: Incorrect display of "root" point on Windows in OOo filePicker
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOO310m9
Hardware: Unknown Windows 7
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
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Reported: 2009-09-29 23:22 UTC by carrt7
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:52 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description carrt7 2009-09-29 23:22:23 UTC
Using Writer OOO310m19(Build:9420) and Windows 7 on an HP530 laptop, with a
separate FAT32 partition containing text documents (and also linux partitions).
 When I open Writer, press CTL-O, and click the "UpOneLevel" icon in the OPEN
dialog box repeatedly, the box contents correctly shows higher levels up to C:\,
and then finally shows the two partitions (C: and D:) and the CDRom drive.  The
display is correct except for the header in the title bar, which becomes

The OPEN dialog box functions perfectly, allowing me to select any partition.  

Tony Carr  (
Comment 1 eric.savary 2009-09-29 23:45:39 UTC
As you describe it:
- this issue is not specific to Writer but appears in all components (Open dialog)
- This only happens with the OOo native Open dialog
- The \\.\ is a not really "typical" but AFAIK corresponds to a standard "\\..."
(machine) + ".\" (current) to express "root" on Windows.
So that we cannot speak about a bug, an error here but something that is in
worst case not really intuitive but *correct*.
And we cannot speak about "Incorrect display of drive number for partition" (I
changed the title accordingly)

Question: what should the path text show when reaching the "root"?
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2009-09-30 13:11:34 UTC
IMO something like "Workplace" should be displayed.
Comment 3 carrt7 2009-10-16 02:48:22 UTC
Thanks for the explanation.  It's logical behaviour, but not friendly to
non-technical users, and may deter them from using Oo.

How about following BrainSoft's lead, and displaying "Computer"? or maybe "File
System"? or "All drives"?