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: 2020-03-13 03:09 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
informations are provided.

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

Please copy and paste here the contents of your Help - About. This allows us to know more about your system.

Change back to UNCONFIRMED after you have provided the information.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2020-02-11 03:30:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2020-03-13 03:09:49 UTC
Dear perlancar,

Please read this message in its entirety before proceeding.

Your bug report is being closed as INSUFFICIENTDATA due to inactivity and
a lack of information which is needed in order to accurately
reproduce and confirm the problem. We encourage you to retest
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