Issue 37744 - Dragging a file from desktop into openoffice window has no effect
Summary: Dragging a file from desktop into openoffice window has no effect
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 124771
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m62
Hardware: Other Linux, all
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2004-11-24 05:29 UTC by abdul
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description abdul 2004-11-24 05:29:53 UTC
1. Start openoffice with document opened 
2. Drag a document from the desktop in the openoffice window

Actual Results:
The document doesn't open

Expected Results:
The document should open when dropped on the openoffice window
Comment 1 frank 2004-11-24 10:27:43 UTC
Sorry, wrong component. As this is an effect on all Apps, it's framework.

I've corrected this.

Comment 2 mci 2004-11-26 08:31:37 UTC
Hi abdul,

thanks for using and supporting

I tried this on SuSE Linux 9.1 on KDE 3.2.
As seen on Windows I dragged the document out of Konqueror to the title bar of
the Office window and the document was opened...
Comment 3 mci 2004-12-17 11:22:53 UTC
Hi abdul,

since you don't respond I assume this works for you, too...

I'm going to close this issue now.
Comment 4 abdul 2004-12-20 04:23:08 UTC
Still This is not working  for me, 
I am using NLD , Gnome 2.6
so re-opening the issue
Comment 5 mci 2004-12-22 11:01:09 UTC
Hi abdul,

hmmm, this works on KDE but not on Gnome using OOo1.9m66...

By the way: Acroread doesn't open pdfs on this way, too...

This seems to be a problem of integrating non-Gnome-Applications into Gnome...

I didn't try more applications...

reassigned to pl

mci -> pl: 
Hi pl,
please have a little look at this issue, 
I'm not sure if we 're responsible for this behaviour...
Comment 6 philipp.lohmann 2010-06-23 10:54:42 UTC
dropping to the titlebar does not usually work. This is the same for other gnome
applications (e.g. gedit, too).

please not that dropping into the document window "works", although that usually
will insert a link.

What I could imagine is that a drop on an empty area (like e.g. tool or menubar)
could lead to the desired open action.

@cd: what do you think ?
Comment 7 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:23:57 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 2000 days.
Comment 8 mroe 2014-04-29 15:30:19 UTC
New issue 124771 with suggestions for a possible solution.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 124771 ***