Issue 123448 - The "Import DBase files" dialog opens behind explorer window when double clicking on DBF file
Summary: The "Import DBase files" dialog opens behind explorer window when double clic...
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0-dev
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 Minor (vote)
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Reported: 2013-10-09 07:16 UTC by fredrikhall74
Modified: 2013-12-04 12:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description fredrikhall74 2013-10-09 07:16:07 UTC
When opening a DBase file by double clicking a DBF in windows explorer, a dialog title "Import DBase files" is opened, wherein you select the character set of the file. The user expects this dialog to popup in front of windows explorer, but often it does not open "in front" and might thus not be visible to the user.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Ensure OpenOffice Calc is not running.
2. Double click a DBF file in windows explorer.
3. The "Import DBase files" dialog is shown. SOMETIMES it appears in front of the windows explorer, but often it opens behind it.
4. Maximze the OpenOffice Calc window.
5. Open a second DBF by double clicking on it. This will unvariably open the "Import DBase files" somewhere where it's not seen.
Comment 1 jimmore295 2013-11-15 01:49:00 UTC
I was able to duplicate this issue on win 7 using Open Office 4.0.1.  I opened a DB about 30 times while Calc wasn't running and the import window always appear at the forefront.  However if Calc is already running the windows always appears behind windows explorer, but in front of the open Calc window.
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2013-12-04 12:11:43 UTC
Import DBase files dialog window opens in front of Calc but behind Explorer.

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