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Bug 125037 - File save dialog cannot grok typed directory name
Summary: File save dialog cannot grok typed directory name
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: File-Dialog
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Reported: 2019-04-30 08:56 UTC by perlancar
Modified: 2019-08-14 17:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description perlancar 2019-04-30 08:56:42 UTC
If I type a directory name in the File Save dialog (Libreoffice might complete it or not for me), then press Enter, a warning box opens saying the file already exists and asking whether I wish to overwrite it. This happens regardless of the directory name has "/" suffix, or whether the name is special like "." or "..".

This is unintuitive and unhelpful. Libreoffice should cd to the directory instead. Which is what other Linux applications like Kate do.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2019-05-01 17:18:54 UTC
Not reproducible for me with LO 6.2 under Ubuntu 18.04 / Gnome.

Are you using KDE ?

Status set to NEEDINFO, please set it back to UNCONFIRMED once requested
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Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 perlancar 2019-05-03 03:44:19 UTC
Yes, I'm running KDE. Specifically:

Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.8.9
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.36.0
QT Version 5.6.1
Kernel Version: 4.8.0-53-generic
OS Type: 64 bit
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2019-08-14 17:20:56 UTC
I cannot repro the problem with kf5/kde backend

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: b9a776837462eeb6d50d0decc42604c0c3008eb1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.2; UI render: default; VCL: kf5; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Built on 11 August 2019

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