Issue 86335 - Permanently skip recovery of documents
Summary: Permanently skip recovery of documents
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2008-02-21 22:42 UTC by timrichardson
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:31 UTC (History)
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Description timrichardson 2008-02-21 22:42:19 UTC
Wish: that during document recovery of multiple documents, a document can be
skipped from recover and optionally never asked again during a later OOo start.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-02-22 08:12:38 UTC
Document recovery is "Framework" component.
Comment 2 pbouf 2008-11-06 15:07:22 UTC
See this thread for some workarounds:
Comment 3 Marcus 2009-10-08 14:05:31 UTC
Or maybe it's easier to select just the docs that should be recovered.

However, to recover all or nothing could take too much time when it's not
necessary to recover every document.
Comment 4 Olaf Felka 2009-10-08 16:10:22 UTC
Comment 5 democratix 2010-03-14 18:48:46 UTC
A obvious way to decide between 3 choices for each document in the document
recovery would help, allowing to:

1) recover now
2) postpone/skip now
3) skip and never ask again / finally remove from list

I would suggest the following: the above or similar texts could come in tooltips
or explanation in the dialog whereas the choice itself can be done with two
additional colums containing (for each document) a checkbox for deciding between
(1) and (2) (compare to e.g. how Firefox does it for tabs after a crash), and a
red X (or whatever is the standard OOo icon for closing/deleting something)
button for (3).

If the latter is clicked, the document is deleted immediately from the list, but
a message box will pop up to ask for confirmation - so one of these often
annoying "Do you really really want to..." messages, but in this case as there
usually won't be many documents to be deleted from the list at once and removing
a document from the list may finally destroy the last existing backup of it,
this seems legitimate to me.

The then checked documents will be recovered (if possible) and opened, whereas
the rest will left untouched. Documents, which could not be recovered will stay
in the list together with the unchecked ones for the next session.

Currently I'm really missing the option (3), as there sometimes exist
problematic documents on recovery lists (those, which immediately after recovery
crash OOo and thus get on the list again => infinite loop preventing further use
of OOo), and a workaround as suggested by pbouf is ok for experienced computer
users as me, but never e.g. for my parents, who otherwise really like OOo ;-).
Comment 6 democratix 2010-03-14 18:55:05 UTC
ok - in my last post I've overseen the chance to skip the recovery of *ALL*
documents with "Cancel", so you will be able to go on to use OOo if you have a
critical document on your recovery list. But again, my parents wouldn't find
their way through easily ;-)