Issue 17718 - file association management
Summary: file association management
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC2
Hardware: Other Other OS
: P4 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 81677 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-07-31 15:28 UTC by richlv
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description richlv 2003-07-31 15:28:41 UTC
1. i'm not sure which component is the correct, so i hope that this will be 
redirected to the right one
2. mostly this is for mswindows, but also for different windowsmanagers for *x

there is a need for more advanced file associations management.ideally this 
could be achieved by separate page in options.

it could have different files that are supported by listed. each would 
have two checkboxes beside - "change to open with" and "restore 
previous". then, when the user has made his choices he could click "apply" and 
these file associations would be changhed accordingly.

also it should include some presets - like dropdownlist with items "all", 
"none", "msoffice filetypes", " filetypes" etc. (for and restoring 
columns separate ones)

and the ability to add custom file types to the list (you can never be shure - 
maybe organization as one of securty measures will use internally sxx not sxw. 
ok, not the best example). anyway. users must be able easily through gui add new 
types that they could register/deregister for

this association type changer also should change file icons, too (and it should 
be able to restore them as well).

ps. this is _not_ meant as replacement for existing tools to modify file 
associations, this sort of functionality should be able to convert to and 
restore previous state not only for "open" action but also print. maybe others, 
but i think these two should suffice
Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2003-07-31 15:45:56 UTC
Please have a look.
Comment 2 kami911 2007-06-18 12:02:09 UTC
Will we have this feature whitin an expected timeframe?
Comment 3 Olaf Felka 2007-11-23 10:13:53 UTC
*** Issue 81677 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 stevenw 2008-06-03 21:53:49 UTC
I hope that I'm not being redundant here, but after reading a comment in issue
81677 (marked a duplicate of this issue) I feel it's necessary to point out that
a growing number of application can/will support the OpenDocument format.  

I agree with the sentiment, mentioned in the fifth comment here,:

that it could be overload to have to set all association during setup, but ODF
should be one of the formats that you do select or deselect then.

Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:47:49 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".