Bug 135896 - Add hyperlink to file location, opening the system file browser
Summary: Add hyperlink to file location, opening the system file browser
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Heiko Tietze
Whiteboard: target:7.2.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-08-18 22:01 UTC by dacoex
Modified: 2021-05-07 04:30 UTC (History)
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Description dacoex 2020-08-18 22:01:19 UTC
a direct button for opening a location of a file would be great.

This is especially useful if one does not remember where the last file(s) were stored but can find them through function:
File --> Recent Document

Thus, the following enhancement is proposed:

Add a hyperlink to the "location" item in the files properties.


File --> Properties

Location should be a hyperlink opening the folder of the very file with system file browser.

Thanks for considering.

BTW, the recent documents could be enhanced by adding a search function like item C here:
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2021-04-09 09:23:11 UTC
Sure, why not. Submitted a patch that opens the file browser in case of a local file it but the internet browser for remote content (shown as http://...). Makes not much sense for WebDav though.
Comment 2 Commit Notification 2021-04-12 06:25:46 UTC
Heiko Tietze committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


Resolves tdf#135896 - Add hyperlink to file location

It will be available in 7.2.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 3 dacoex 2021-04-13 18:47:37 UTC
Many thanks for implementing this!

I was not expecting this and already started to consider building an addon ;-)
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2021-04-14 13:01:53 UTC
Sometimes we are fast :-)
Comment 5 BogdanB 2021-05-07 04:30:22 UTC
It's resolved.
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