Bug 126404 - Context menu "open file location" from StartCenter thumbnail views
Summary: Context menu "open file location" from StartCenter thumbnail views
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 150468 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Start-Center
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Reported: 2019-07-15 14:31 UTC by Marco A.G.Pinto
Modified: 2022-08-18 12:47 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Screenshot of idea (64.22 KB, image/png)
2021-08-20 04:40 UTC, Marco A.G.Pinto

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Description Marco A.G.Pinto 2019-07-15 14:31:14 UTC
It would be very useful to right-click on recent documents in the tiles window and be able to select "Open File Location".

I wanted to rename a document and had to open it, "save as" to change its filename and then delete the old file.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2019-07-15 16:27:09 UTC
Sure, would love to have StartCenter context menu ability to specify a file system location--as alternative to the Open tab which picks its default from Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice -> Paths: 'My Documents' or as set temporarily to location of the last file edited/saved.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-07-22 09:00:42 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #1)
> Sure, would love to have StartCenter context menu ability to specify a file
> system location...

I read Marco's request as "open default file browser with the location of the file". We kept this can of worms closed in the past, though I've never been happy with the functionality as users do expect file management at the start center.

If we introduce a context menu it would also contain of the remove function that is currently only available per click on the top-right x. Would be an improvement for accessibility.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2021-03-11 14:28:29 UTC
No further input, removing UX.
Comment 4 Marco A.G.Pinto 2021-08-20 04:40:32 UTC
Created attachment 174440 [details]
Screenshot of idea

Here is a brighter idea for the feature.

Just include a folder button like this (stolen from Firefox, just to give an idea).
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2021-08-20 08:05:43 UTC
Good idea; instead of a context menu we could give access to the contextual functions per toolbar that shows up on hovering.
Comment 6 V Stuart Foote 2022-08-18 12:47:21 UTC
*** Bug 150468 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***