Bug 132734 - Change Default Insert Image Directory Path
Summary: Change Default Insert Image Directory Path
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 129564
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: File-Dialog Media-Insert
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Reported: 2020-05-05 18:05 UTC by Rizal Muttaqin
Modified: 2023-01-04 13:35 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Rizal Muttaqin 2020-05-05 18:05:18 UTC
In GNU/Linux, LibreOffice use ~/.config/PROGRAM/4/user/gallery as the default path for inserting image. I am just not sure this directory would be used by user as a place for storing their images/pictures.

Would if someone consider to change this directory to a more common one .e.g ~/Pictures in GNU/Linux or C:\Windows\Users\Pictures (Not sure this is the right path) in Windows?
Comment 1 Aron Budea 2020-06-06 07:35:23 UTC
Sounds like a good idea, I assume modern OSes have a way to query the Pictures directory, but not sure how widespread the feature is, and how it can be done.

The previous location should also be remembered when using multiple times, bug 126875 is on that (merging the two bugs could be considered).
Comment 2 Telesto 2020-08-13 11:49:59 UTC
*** Bug 135474 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-01-04 13:34:20 UTC
In a recent master build on Ubuntu 20.04, the default location is home/username/Documents, which is an improvement:

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: ec2f1d73936c9d8cee83c0887170e9ecb8f044ba
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

On Windows 10, it's Users\username\Documents as well:

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 9b46020c262045aed0beace4708565235c2523cc
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-GB (en_GB); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded

In both cases, the Pictures directory could be a better choice.
Comment 4 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-01-04 13:35:40 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 129564 ***