Issue 45134 - Add an open document command to the start menu
Summary: Add an open document command to the start menu
Alias: None
Product: Installation
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-03-16 03:14 UTC by peschtra
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description peschtra 2005-03-16 03:14:22 UTC
It would be nice, since we can't from the QS anymore, have a command added to
the start menu that just opens a document.

Currently a user has to open a new blank document, then open the document they
want close the new one. This cumbersome. This is a command that MS Office
installs as well, so it is not unheard of.

Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2005-03-16 07:05:56 UTC
sounds good
Comment 2 codger 2005-03-17 01:14:26 UTC
While it would be nice to have this option as a last-ditch fall-back position,
I'd rather not have to fall back at all.  My only reservation about voting for
this is that it might detract from what I consider the more important issue.  I
am adamant about the quickstart option both for practical and philosophical reasons.
Comment 3 peschtra 2005-03-17 23:57:20 UTC
While I understand your concern. This issue, I would imagine, will happen a lot
sooner than the other one.

In fact, if someone would just tell me how to do it, I would install it myself
on my machine. Is it 'soffice.exe %1'?

Comment 4 baernie 2005-03-24 08:19:36 UTC
I'm just a user, not developer, but looking at the "open document"-symbol in 
OOo 1.1.2 I found out, that 
[my_OOo_path]/program/soffice.exe .uno:Open
opens the "open document"-window even if you use it in OOo 1.9.79 (=beta).

For myself I created a link in my quicklaunch area (Win98SE), but this is only 
a workaround. 
Much better would be to get back the icon in the quickstarter - and in the 
Startmenu too !
Comment 5 caiot1 2005-03-24 13:55:42 UTC
Hi Baernie,
thanks for pointig it out.

I noticed that
   ~$ soffice .uno:Open
works for me on linux. Someone can do a very simple script to open it :)

Adding this entry to an existing menu shouldn't be hard to do.

If you read the spec you will see that one of the ideas for 3.0 is to use icons
in the quicklaunch area, grouped togheter. :(
Look at the posts at the beggining of the issue 30853.

Ah, you can add that icon in the start menu, and will miss just it in the
quickstart (I prefer in the quicklaunch, as I'll waste less time walking throw
windows menus).
Comment 6 peschtra 2005-03-24 23:50:28 UTC
@baernie -- Great find! I put **"C:\Program
Files\\1.9.87\program\soffice.exe" .uno:Open** in a new shortcut
and it worked.

My question for the developers, if they are watching, is what program do the
shortcuts in Windows for the new OOo point to. The only info in in the shortcut
properties is **"C:\Program Files\\1.9.87\program\"**, but it neer
lists what executable it points to. Does it point to soffice.exe or swriter.exe?

Comment 7 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:51:39 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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