Issue 93579 - add command to Close All Except
Summary: add command to Close All Except
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-09-08 03:13 UTC by nicklevinson
Modified: 2014-01-28 11:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description nicklevinson 2008-09-08 03:13:37 UTC
Closing many files one by one in Writer is tedious. Please add a command to
"Close All Except...".

It should bring up a scrolling dialog listing all open files with a checkbox for
each. By default, all checkboxes should start out already checkmarked. The user
could uncheck any files that are not to be closed; there might be one or two.
The dialog should default to a visual size nearly the height of the screen,
since nothing behind likely needs to be seen, and with horizontal scrolling as a
narrow width may conceal part of a long file name.

The ordinary Close command could then be a special case of the Close All
Except... command, in which only one file would be checkmarked and no dialog
would appear.

In Writer, the command should appear in the File menu just below the Close command.

I haven't used the latest Microsoft offerings, but, while Close All may exist
somewhere in other word processors, I think no one offers Close All Except...,
which would increase users' power.

As a bonus feature, the dialog should offer the user an option of showing paths;
otherwise, by default, only filenames should appear. This would be useful when
same-name files are in different directories.

What inspired me was having to work with 50 files at once. Quitting and
restarting Writer and reopening the one I still wanted open was probably faster
than closing 50 individually.

This expands on Issue 91364.

I'm using OOo Writer 2.4.0 without Java Runtime Environment on Linux Fedora Core
4 with Gnome 2.10.0 desktop on a Pentium 4 laptop. I didn't see this feature.

Thank you.

Comment 1 eric.savary 2008-09-12 12:32:56 UTC
*** Issue 91364 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2014-01-28 11:44:42 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1560934
2014-01-27_04:11:25 - Rev. 1561585