Issue 111031 - Recently used files combo box in "insert picture" of OOo dialogs contains all document types, not only pictures
Summary: Recently used files combo box in "insert picture" of OOo dialogs contains all...
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
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Reported: 2010-04-21 08:52 UTC by tfischer
Modified: 2017-02-11 04:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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screenshots showing difference for combo box in OOo and WIN dialog (237.76 KB, application/pdf)
2010-04-21 16:47 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
no flags Details
Insert Picture dialog in Linux (41.56 KB, image/png)
2010-04-22 08:54 UTC, tfischer
no flags Details

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Description tfischer 2010-04-21 08:52:22 UTC
When inserting a picture into a document (e.g. both in text documents and
drawings), the Insert -> Picture -> From File function can be used. This pops up a
file dialog where a picture file can be selected. The combo box which allows to
enter a filename directly (next to "File name:") has a list of recently used
files. This file list, however, contains the recently *opened documents*, but not
the recently used picture files. Therefore, the list of recently used file names
is useless in this dialog. Of course, the recently used picture files should be
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2010-04-21 16:46:21 UTC
Reproducible with "Ooo 3.1.1 WIN XP DE[OOO310m19 (Build 9420)]" and other Versions.

WIN-Dialog grabs an useful selection from "recent documents" with selected
document type, but OOo dialog presents a completely useless selection of
documents, pls. see screenshots.

With what OS(s) did you test?
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2010-04-21 16:47:44 UTC
Created attachment 69034 [details]
screenshots showing difference for combo box in OOo and WIN dialog
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld 2010-04-21 17:01:36 UTC
That works some better in OOo dialog for "File -> Open", but not perfectly:

Situation with WIN dialogs:
When I press combo box pulldown, ALL types of documents will be shown, even .exe
and similar
After I have selected a document type, only documents of that type will be shown
in Recent Used Documents combo box. That's fine.

Situation with OOo dialogs:
When I press combo box pulldown, Documents that can be opened with OOo will be
shown, as it seems only a selection of documents that have been opened with OOo.
Selection of a document type seems to be without influence, After I have
selected "Text documents", the combo box still offers spreadsheet documents, PDF
and others.
Comment 4 tfischer 2010-04-22 08:47:49 UTC
@rainerbielefeld: I am using Gentoo Linux and OpenOffice 3.2.0 from package app-
office/openoffice-bin and "kde" as use flag.
Comment 5 tfischer 2010-04-22 08:54:14 UTC
Created attachment 69046 [details]
Insert Picture dialog in Linux
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2010-04-22 09:09:34 UTC
Seems to be the same effect that I saw.
I do not know whether for Linux OOo also 2 alternative dialogs are available. If
yes, can you confirm that the problem only appears with OOo dialogs?
Comment 7 tfischer 2010-04-22 09:36:21 UTC
@rainerbielefeld: I am not aware of a setting to switch between native Linux
dialogs and OOo dialogs, as there is no "native" UI toolkit in Linux.

Still, the problem should be easy to trace: The list used in the dialogs is most
likely the global MRU list instead of a special "picture" MRU. I would fix it
myself if I had more time ... ;-)