Issue 67817 - Recent Documents Display
Summary: Recent Documents Display
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m176
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-07-27 01:55 UTC by hflees
Modified: 2015-01-02 11:11 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Proposed "Recent Documents" list with Alt text (path). (56.03 KB, image/png)
2015-01-02 11:09 UTC, mcclugad
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Description hflees 2006-07-27 01:55:28 UTC
The File -> Recent_Documents -> (documents) hide the document name if the 
document is on network or any other deep directories. The full document name 
and path will only displayed on mouse highlight.

I think it can be improved further. I compared OOo with other applications, 
such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or M$ Word/Excel. OOo will be a bit complicated as 
it mixed various formats under the same menu. The complication comes when the 
file name is the same for different type of document.

Here is my sample proposal:-

File Number 1.odt (C:\My Documents\...)
File Number 1.ods (//network/direc/...)
Long file_n...odg (//network/direc/...)
Any other t...doc (C:\My Documents\...)
Another typ...xls (\home\unix_home\...)

The concept is to display the document and the path as secondary. Of course the 
full_path with the document name on mouse highlight should remain. And no 

Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2006-08-10 13:49:53 UTC
TM->requirements: Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 tema 2008-07-11 09:54:01 UTC
The OP comments are spot on. This change/enhancement will definitely be for the
better when opening previous documents. 
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-14 13:04:53 UTC
icon, file name (without extension) and path (only when mouse over) is much more readable.
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1565724
Win 7
Comment 4 mcclugad 2015-01-02 11:09:59 UTC
Created attachment 84364 [details]
Proposed "Recent Documents" list with Alt text (path).
Comment 5 mcclugad 2015-01-02 11:11:51 UTC
I agree fully with this request as most of my files are on a Network share and finding the correct previously used document is cumbersome as one has to hover the mouse pointer over each list item to activate the Alt text showing the full path and File name.

Request: List only File name and let mouse hover show the path.

Similar to:
Issue 72471 
Issue 117302 

and probably some others as as well since I did not search too hard implying there are more requests.  Please seriously consider this request.

Windows 7
AOO411m6(Build:9775)- Rev. 1617669