Issue 62196 - 'File > New > Templates and Documents' Tries to open *.lnk itself as document instead of linked Template
Summary: 'File > New > Templates and Documents' Tries to open *.lnk itself as documen...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 4306
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2006-02-17 10:59 UTC by burgesspa
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:01 UTC (History)
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Description burgesspa 2006-02-17 10:59:11 UTC
The dialog box opened from “File > New > Templates and Documents†does not
support Windows XP shortcuts. This is inconsistent with the File > Open dialog
box (and other file-open-related dialogs) which do support shortcuts.

Test to show the problem:
Place a shortcut to a folder in “My Documents†called “My shortcutâ€.
Do File > Open, select “My Documents†, and then select “My shortcutâ€
- The referenced folder can be opened.
Do File >  New > Templates and Documents, select “My Documents†, and then
select “My shortcut.lnkâ€
- The shortcut is opened as a file and not as a folder.

See also issue 3322 which was closed/wontfix.
Comment 1 lars 2006-02-17 19:50:05 UTC
confirmed with OOo 2.0.2 RC1 on WinXP Pro SP2
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2006-03-03 09:34:26 UTC
TM->requirements: please have a look, thanks !
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-02 08:15:27 UTC
Some additional info:
(a) The Templates management dialog seems to be an AOO dialog (not an OS dialog),
    so this one is a DUP of the more general Bug report "Bug 4306 - AOO File
    dialog opens *.lnk itself as document instead of opening linked document"

(b) Still Reproducible with server installation of "AOO 4.1.0-Dev – English UI
    / German locale - [AOO410m1(Build:9750) - Rev. 1562493 - 2014-01-30]"
    on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit)", own separate user profile.

(c) Because option to use OS dialogs does not exist here, currently AOO is 
    not able to handle .lnk for templates. That's not "Trivial"

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 4306 ***