Issue 77770 - built-in file dialog/picker deletes files permanently (bypassing trash)
Summary: built-in file dialog/picker deletes files permanently (bypassing trash)
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Depends on:
Reported: 2007-05-24 19:55 UTC by aziem
Modified: 2013-08-30 04:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.0.0
Developer Difficulty: Difficult


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Description aziem 2007-05-24 19:55:05 UTC
When using the built-in (non-native) file open/save dialogs (which is the
default in many situations), it's possible to right click to delete a file. 
(That's normal.)  However, the file is deleted permanently (bypassing
trash/recycle bin) without sufficient warning.  Consequently, user experiences
unintended data loss, which may lead to hair loss.

I tested Windows and Linux OOo 2.2.

1. Integrate with the OS's trash can / recycle bin*.
2. Provide a clear warning that the deletion is permanent.
3. Remove the delete option from the file picker.

* For X11 systems, see <>.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-05-25 07:58:41 UTC
Framework issue.
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2007-05-30 13:08:47 UTC
TM->requirements: please have a look.
Comment 3 kjcole 2009-10-10 22:32:37 UTC
Has there been any progress on this issue?
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-08-25 09:01:45 UTC
To delete user's files permanently without warning is not a trivial enhancement, but a major bug.

Still reproducible with  "AOO 4.1.0-Dev – English  UI / German locale - [AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1516435  2013-08-24]" on German WIN7 Home
Premium (64bit)", own separate user profile.
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-08-25 09:02:35 UTC
This might be not a trivial fix for all OS