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Bug 126665 - [RFE] remember location where last file was saved - across LO modules
Summary: [RFE] remember location where last file was saved - across LO modules
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Save Dialog-Remember-Settings
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Reported: 2019-08-01 20:30 UTC by Wolf
Modified: 2020-02-09 09:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Wolf 2019-08-01 20:30:34 UTC
Scenario is a user who works on a project, project files are saved in one project folder. User creates a text files, saves it to ~/my_projects/2019/commercial/projectABC/projecttext1.odt. 
Creates a second text file - again has to navigate from his default folder (often it is ~/Documents) to ~/my_projects/2019/commercial/projectABC/.
User creates a calculation, again navigates to ~/my_projects/2019/commercial/projectABC/ to save project_calculation.ods.
User creates a presentation, again navigates to ~/my_projects/2019/commercial/projectABC/.
User creates web content, again navigates to~/my_projects/2019/commercial/projectABC/.

Other applications will remember the place where I saved the last file and offer to save the next file created there. I think this behaviour makes a lot of sense, and I'd want it in LibO as well.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a file, save it in a folder
2. create a new file, save it - you have to navigate from the default save location to your recently used folder 

Actual Results:
You always are offered to save your file in the default location (normally ~/Documents) 

Expected Results:
I want the save file dialogue to offer the last saved folder.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Thomas Lendo 2019-09-09 21:06:57 UTC
I can reproduce that with
Build ID: f76dbe5dc581845996a8bd5f5109c5e2ff5a27b0
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-09-09_05:13:31

and I support this idea. At least until closing the whole instance of LibreOffice.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-09-10 08:20:16 UTC
While we want to remember the last user choice in general (see Blocked), I'm not sure it's generally wanted here. One scenario is to open documents from one project/folder but the other is to switch and in this case the default path is okay. Could imagine, however, to keep the last choice as long the module is open. Meaning unless the Writer/Calc/* document is not closed the path will be remembered. (Haven't tested if it works like this right now.)
Comment 3 Wolf 2020-02-03 14:50:41 UTC
In case this is actually disputable, I suggest a control, so user can adopt LibO's behaviour to their needs.
Comment 4 Wolf 2020-02-03 14:51:42 UTC
> At least until closing the whole instance of LibreOffice.
I do support this idea.
Comment 5 Wolf 2020-02-03 14:52:37 UTC
The same with

Build-ID: 1:6.3.4-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo2
CPU-Threads: 8; BS: Linux 4.15; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: gtk3; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Calc: threaded