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

Stefan Knorr (Astron) heinzlesspam at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 3 02:23:29 PST 2012


I am adding ux-advise to CC... as this is mostly about the UI ...

On 2 February 2012 22:09, Muhammad Haggag <mhaggag at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

Anyway, I'd say, no objections from my side. Please go ahead.


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