Bug 39566 - LibO Desktop icons not restored for new Desktop documents
Summary: LibO Desktop icons not restored for new Desktop documents
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.2 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Installer-Windows
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Reported: 2011-07-26 10:30 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld Retired
Modified: 2020-06-04 06:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Screenshot, pls. see original report! (109.69 KB, image/png)
2011-07-26 10:30 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld Retired
desktop folder in the windows explorer (filemanager) (94.42 KB, image/png)
2018-08-22 20:23 UTC, andreas_k

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Description Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-07-26 10:30:15 UTC
Created attachment 49584 [details]
Screenshot, pls. see original report!

I had to switchfrom LibO 3.4.2 RC2 to a normal OOo 3.4.0 installation for some tests. All (AFAIR) my desktop icons switched to OOo as expected.

Then I installed  "LibreOffice 3.4.1 RC3 - WIN7  Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:203)]" 

Expected: all Icons back to LibO design
Actual: The Icons for documents newly created on desktop (before installation of OOo) from context menu show a white piece of paper with a very little LibO document specific Icon ("OpenDocument Tabellendokument (neu).ods", "OpenDocument Text (neu).odt").

Links are shown with correct Icons ("AenderungenLT3.odt", "WichtigeDokumente").

When I now create new LibO documents on Desktop they show the expected icons.

"OpenDocument Tabellendokument (neu).ods", "OpenDocument Text (neu).odt" do not change icons when I edit and save contents. 

Renaming such a document to "x" changes icon to expected one, undo rename does not switch back to unexpected icons.

I am not sure whether this is RC3 related, it's long ago that I newly installed an OOo Version.
Comment 1 Andras Timar 2012-03-20 03:52:51 UTC
For some documents the LibreOffice Explorer Shell Extension shows the thumbnail of the document, for others it does not. It is a bug in LibreOffice Explorer Shell Extension.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:51:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2016-01-17 20:02:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 13:48:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 andreas_k 2018-08-22 20:23:21 UTC
Created attachment 144375 [details]
desktop folder in the windows explorer (filemanager)


when I link or save files to the desktop I get an file preview so not the mimetype is shown it show the file preview.

but when I have an look at the desktop folder in the filemanager the .ods and .odt files didn't show the correct mimetype the .odg file show the correct mimetype.

Windows 7 and LibreOffice 6.1
Comment 6 Mike Kaganski 2019-03-16 13:22:18 UTC
What is the actual bug here?

What OP had described in comment 0 was NOTABUG actually: OP considered the thumbnail preview feature of Windows Explorer Extension component (which you can enable or disable in the installer) as a "bug".

What Andras mentioned in comment 1 is a possible bug when some documents *do not* show thumbnail preview - but it would be good to clarify if that's actually a bug: e.g., if documents are created without an embedded thumbnail, that would be expected. And it was 2012 - is that problem (not showing thumbnails for documents with embedded thumbnails) still the case now?

I cannot understand what "showing correct mimetype" means in comment 5.
Comment 7 Mike Kaganski 2019-03-16 13:22:58 UTC
And it doesn't look like installer issue anyway.
Comment 8 Mike Kaganski 2020-06-04 06:35:03 UTC
Closing NOTABUG (wrt comment 0).