Bug 37775 - EasyHack: Recent Documents not updated by Save & Save As...

Muhammad Haggag mhaggag at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 13:09:51 PST 2012

Forgot to add bug link: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37775

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 11:04 PM, Muhammad Haggag <mhaggag at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, folks.
> <begin quote from bug, comment 4>
> I'm investigating, and it seems to me that the current behavior is "by design".
> Whether that design is sensible is up for debate.
> The current behavior is that a document is added to the "Recent Documents" list
> when it's closed (OApplicationController::disposing, line 437 in
> AppController.cxx:
> http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/dbaccess/source/ui/app/AppController.cxx).
> To walk through the repro scenario:
> 1. Create and save new document "A" -> Current document is "A".
> 2. Modify and "Save As" document "B" -> Current document is now "B". "A" was
> not closed, merely renamed.
> 3. Close Writer -> Document "B" closes, and writes itself to the "Recent
> Documents" list.
> 4. On startup, you only see "B", the document that closed.
> I checked MS Word 2007's behavior, and it updates the list immediately on Open,
> Save, and Save As.
> If the current LO behavior is indeed inappropriate, we can modify the all
> document loading/saving operations (Open, Save, Save As, Save All, etc.)
> handlers to also update the "Recent Documents" list.
> </end quote>
> Any objections to modifying the behavior of: Save, Save As, Save All,
> and Open (through File->Open or the list of recent documents) to
> update the recent documents list?
> Regards,
> --Muhammad

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