Issue 3322 - OO tries to open Windows shortcuts as documents !
Summary: OO tries to open Windows shortcuts as documents !
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 641
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: falko.tesch
QA Contact: issues@framework
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Reported: 2002-03-04 14:41 UTC by osavill
Modified: 2003-03-11 20:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description osavill 2002-03-04 14:41:14 UTC
Trying to open up a document from a particularly convoluted Windows directory 
structure I was relieved to find a shortcut helpfully left by some previous 
explorer challenged to locate the same document. Using the Open File dialog I 
double clicked the shortcut and was presented with a Select Filter dialog. 
Unfortunately Windows Shortcut wasn't amongst them, so the quest for the lost 
.doc must continue :-)
Comment 1 lohmaier 2002-03-12 03:15:55 UTC
To follow a link or not in the file|open-Dialog surely is not a writer
problem, reassigning issue to framework
Comment 2 lohmaier 2002-03-12 03:19:01 UTC
sba has lots of work - so reassign it to the frameworks owner
Comment 3 uhe 2002-03-12 08:28:27 UTC
Torsten has vacation, therefore I took this
Comment 4 uhe 2002-03-12 10:00:40 UTC
At this time in the file open dialog we can not handle Windows 
shortcuts as for example *.lnk
It will not be presumably possible also in next future.
Comment 5 uhe 2002-03-12 10:05:01 UTC
We will not fix this in the next future therefore closed
Comment 6 uhe 2002-03-12 10:20:01 UTC
A case for our product management
Comment 7 uhe 2002-03-12 10:22:16 UTC
Please have a look at this Issue and give a statement
Comment 8 falko.tesch 2002-04-09 15:50:09 UTC
Please use the Windows' system dialogue instead of our own. It's very
unlikely that we will adjust our own dialogue (which is most obsolete
under Windows anyway) to this behaviour.
Comment 9 osavill 2002-04-10 10:36:54 UTC
Hmmm! "Please use the Windows' system dialogue instead of our own" -
how do I do this on a Linux box ???  ;-) I haven't used the Window$
version so I haven't seen the OS's system dialogs used to open
documents within Open Office.

If these *.lnk files cannot be followed to their linked files /
directories then shouldn't they at least disable the "Open" button or
just be hidden from the dialog altogether ?
Comment 10 michael.bemmer 2003-03-11 18:06:54 UTC
As mentioned on the qa dev list on March 5th I will close all resolved duplicate
issues. Please see this posting for details. First step in IssueZilla is
unfortunately to set them to verified.
Comment 11 michael.bemmer 2003-03-11 18:15:09 UTC
As mentioned on the qa dev list on March 5th I will close all resolved
<wontfix/duplicate/worksforme/invalid> issues. Please see this posting for details. 
Comment 12 osavill 2003-03-11 20:43:04 UTC
I think maybe that it is a shame that an answer was never given for my last 
I hope this one doesn't come back to bite, especially as more and more 
people are trying Window$, Word, *nix and OOo side by side to evaluate 
their individual merits. If, like me, someone navigates from a non Window$ 
box to a Samba share, or other access media, and tries to open 'the link 
they always use' and it fails they may not be inclined to investigate further !