Issue 106262 - pinning to task bar is wrong
Summary: pinning to task bar is wrong
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1.1
Hardware: Unknown Windows 7
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2009-10-25 19:28 UTC by chucklepie
Modified: 2014-09-24 01:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 3.4.1
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Description chucklepie 2009-10-25 19:28:00 UTC
Hello,
On Windows 7, open up any application then pin it to the task bar. It always
changes the application to the database, e.g. I pin Writer to the task bar, but
on clicking it, Base opens.

The only way round it is to navigate to the program folder then drag the
executable to the desktop.

Note, after installing office the only icon that appears in the start group
(when you click on the Windows Start button) rather than when you navigate down
to the open office menu, is Base. So I don't know if this is linked.

This happens for all open office applications, including the office dialog where
you can choose to start a new or open an existing item.

This is the retail version of Windows 7
Comment 1 arrowproofmonk 2010-03-02 04:30:16 UTC
at a guess i have decided that "pinning to taskbar is wrong" means that when a
program,, oo lets say OpenOffice.org Writer,, is pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar
the icon for the program,, OpenOffice.org Writer,, loses it's icon and is
replaced with the Windows 7 version icon for "wtf is this".

this is not the case for OOo 3.1 but seems it was the case for OOo 3.1.1 and now
follows onto OOo 3.2
Comment 2 arrowproofmonk 2010-03-02 04:31:17 UTC
at a guess i have decided that "pinning to taskbar is wrong" means that when a
program,, oo lets say OpenOffice.org Writer,, is pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar
the icon for the program,, OpenOffice.org Writer,, loses it's icon and is
replaced with the Windows 7 version icon for "wtf is this".

this is not the case for OOo 3.1 but seems it was the case for OOo 3.1.1 and now
follows onto OOo 3.2
Comment 3 nudimmud 2010-09-11 16:14:35 UTC
I believe that this issue is not a cricical defect, since you can launch 
programs in start menu or by clicking desktop icons without problem, but it's 
not just about pinning the wrong icon to the taskbar. When I use multiple OO.o 
programs at the same time, icons of the different programs (e.g. Writer and 
Calc) in the taskbar simply "merges" into the icon which I launched first. This 
makes me confusing and misleading every time.

I've found multiple threads complaining about this issue in the English user 
forum, (http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26289 
http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28168 are two of 
them) and other websites.

I understand that this is about the framework of the program, which uses 
soffice.bin for the main process, but this really is misleading users. Who 
would want to find his/her Writer icon in the taskbar stuck with the Calc 
icons? I hope there is the way to solve or work around this issue.
Comment 4 gg43 2013-01-16 23:53:05 UTC
I confirm
Platform: 
Operating System; Windows 7 Home Premium Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 (x64)
Apache Open Office 3.4.1 AOO341m1 Build 9593 Rev 1369110
Comment 5 Max Brodbeck 2014-09-24 01:47:44 UTC
On Version 4.1.1 with Windows 7, pinning to the task bar has been addressed on this version and works properly. But I am still finding errors with having different applications open (Writer, Calc, Impress, etc) where each window regardless of the application is overlapped by the first window's application icon. Hope this helps closing the issue!