Bug 121418 - Missing "Automatic file name extension" checkbox in GTK/GTK3
Summary: Missing "Automatic file name extension" checkbox in GTK/GTK3
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cg...
Depends on:
Blocks: File-Dialog GTK3
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Reported: 2018-11-14 13:17 UTC by Mike Kaganski
Modified: 2022-11-09 10:31 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Mike Kaganski 2018-11-14 13:17:56 UTC
I can't find a way to save a file without an extension on Ubuntu with gtk3 vcl plugin. There's no "Automatic file name extension" checkbox in the Save As dialog that I could uncheck.
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2018-12-18 16:18:12 UTC
Same with gtk

Build ID: 6dc36d343aeacb3d1e14ec0c847937d63f4e68a7
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2018-12-18 16:19:25 UTC
Same in

LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-

Maybe it's the expected behaviour.

@Caolán, any opinion?
Comment 3 Caolán McNamara 2018-12-18 21:32:10 UTC
After much digging through the logs, we had it initially and it was removed with commit https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=c441024fadfad8d8366307615d157b70e9ebe29c referencing https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=73876

so it was deliberate, I never really noticed the "lack" of it, so I guess the logic still holds
Comment 4 Mike Kaganski 2018-12-18 21:56:23 UTC
In [1], a user sought for the option. He gave a reason for that - he needs a fixed name format consisting of a hash string without an extension.

Actually, even ignoring that, there is an inconsistency here then: the option is available in all other pickers (Win; built-in; KDE; ...) - so then we should either remove it everywhere, or add to GTK for consistency.

[1] http://forumooo.ru/index.php/topic,7390.msg48738.html#msg48738
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2018-12-19 08:57:34 UTC
The workaround is to set UseSystemFileDialog to FALSE -> https://askubuntu.com/questions/1064161/libreoffice-automatic-file-name-extension-box-missing
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2020-12-19 03:48:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Roman Kuznetsov 2022-11-08 21:01:05 UTC
still repro in 7.3.5 with vcl:gtk3