Issue 44676 - Remember Last Working Directory
Summary: Remember Last Working Directory
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa, usability
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Reported: 2005-03-10 06:16 UTC by hane
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:31 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description hane 2005-03-10 06:16:37 UTC
When I am creating multiple new documents (using the menu new) and I save the
document, OO starts out in the My Documents directory.  It would be nice if OO
remember the last working directory and opened that directory in the view for
saving (or opening a file).

I am on WinXP, OO 2.0 RC (1.9.79).  I am using the writer application; however
this is probably a generic item to all of the applications.

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-03-10 06:59:35 UTC
Framework issue.
Comment 2 mci 2005-05-02 09:59:04 UTC
changed OS from "All" to "Windows XP"
Comment 3 thorsten.martens 2005-07-21 13:44:08 UTC
TM->MBA: The file-open dialog remembers the last used folder, but the save
as-dialog does this only until the last document is closed (so that the
startmodule is shown) and a new document is created -> save as - dialog switches
back to working directory.
Comment 4 lohmaier 2005-08-31 23:21:18 UTC
tm confirmed the issue with his description → setting to new.
Comment 5 Mathias_Bauer 2006-01-23 07:59:01 UTC
OOo always should remember that last used directory until it is closed. Next
time OOo starts again it should start with the default working directory.
If a document is loaded from another directory a "SaveAs" should start from there.

Needs a specification.
Comment 6 quizar 2006-02-08 12:08:12 UTC
As far as I can tell this issue affects the linux version (2.0, Debian Etch) of
OO as well. Save As dialogs always suggest my home directory, even if I have
just saved another document in a different directory.  Open File does remember
the last used directory.  I agree with mba that a Save As should start from the
directory where the document was opened.  Another version of the problem is
after creating a new document by starting OO from the commandline: I would
expect "Save As" to suggest the directory from where OO was started.
Comment 7 Mathias_Bauer 2006-06-29 13:12:33 UTC
As already mentioned I think we should specify explicitly which folder OOo uses
when documents are saved or loaded.
Matthias, could you please either take this over or pass the request to somebody
else who will do it?
(changing type from "defect" to "enhancement" because it works as designed)
Comment 8 Mathias_Bauer 2007-12-04 16:18:52 UTC
according to release status meeting -> target 3.x
Comment 9 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 11:09:04 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.