Bug 129564 - Insert Picture function default directory problem
Summary: Insert Picture function default directory problem
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
4.3 all versions
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: File-Dialog Images
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Reported: 2019-12-23 09:44 UTC by Paul Connacher
Modified: 2021-12-27 09:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Paul Connacher 2019-12-23 09:44:49 UTC
The Edit -> Insert Image dialog defaults to C:\Users\Paul Connacher\AppData\Roaming\LibreOffice\4\user\gallery.

This behavior is very unfriendly.

This dialog should point to the default where the user saves pictures on his/her machine e.g. the Pictures folder on Windows and Linux.

The dialog remembers that I changed to the Pictures folder each and every time I reuse it even if I close and restart writer.

Please fix and allow this dialog to default to the default save location for the users pictures.
Comment 1 Paul Connacher 2019-12-23 09:48:14 UTC
I meant Insert --> Insert Image NOT Edit --> Insert Image.
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2019-12-26 11:33:58 UTC
This is only reproducible with a clean profile

Reproduced back to

Build ID: fc8f44e82de4ebdd50ac5fbb9207cd1a59a927e3
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2021-12-26 04:21:17 UTC
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