At the moment LibreOffice what happens when LibreOffice was closed without all documents saved is something which was seemingly build for a crash recovery. I use Linux (KDE) which has the benefit of a session management. It restores all the documents which were open when the system was shut down (regulary). I wish that LibreOffice would handle this specific case better:
- If I am using session management, I do not want to answer any questions, which documents should be restored. It should just happen.
- It does not make sense to try and restore documents which were stored in the /tmp-folder since this will be deleted on reboot. So I do not need any message which tell me that restauration failed on those.
Even for people without session management, the document recovery for files in /tmp is a real pain.
I often use libreoffice to open attachements to my emails. My mailer makes a copy in /tmp and after that, libreoffice keeps complaining about document recovery failures on startup, for a file that was deleted long ago. I couldn't find a better way than "rm -fr ~/.libreoffice" to get rid of the document recovery failure message in this case.
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Additionally Libreoffice should (optionally is best, I guess) not block the shutdown of the system and instead just store the session. Or it shut just block the session for a limited time asking the user I he wishes to save, meanwhile store the session anyway and if there is no reaction let the shutdown go its way without permanently blocking it.
Bump, because this is still a problem with KDE.
Example of good behaviour: kwrite interrupts (and potentially cancels) the shutdown/logout if files need saving. It reloads saved files on session load.
Not 100% sure but I think I'm referring to this bug with a slightly different use case too.
Steps to reproduce:
(On Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) - tested with LibreOffice 5.0.5 (64-bit)):
1. Create a new document (for instance a LibreOffice calc document).
2. Make some changes and save the file.
3. Without closing LibreOffice shutdown Windows.
4. Bootup Windows again.
5. Open the document you just created.
Libre Office brings up the Document recovery dialog.
Document is opened without bringing up the document recovery dialog (since everything was saved correctly).
From a users point of view it therefore looks as if the recovery function in libre office doesn't check whether anything in the recovery file wasn't saved in the real document and/or the recovery file isn't deleted, when LibreOffice is closed due to a Windows shutdown.
*** Bug 113579 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***