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Bug 47452 - Incorrect open/save dialogs type in MATE
Summary: Incorrect open/save dialogs type in MATE
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 46990
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.4 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-17 12:18 UTC by Alex
Modified: 2013-11-05 14:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Alex 2012-03-17 12:18:34 UTC
I use LinuxMint 12 with MATE desktop environment. LibreOffice in this desktop environment use incorrect type of dialogs for open/save files (in any applications: Writer, Calc etc). It can't use "system type" of dialogs, but use internal dialogs which is very inconvenient and useless for me. All other programs in this desktop environment are using normal "system" dialogs (for example text editor or Firefox browser). I often work in LibreOffice and this bug is very painful to me. 
Please help me to correct this bug. 

PS: Links to MATE desktop environment:
Comment 1 bfoman (inactive) 2012-08-10 12:19:25 UTC
Is this still an issue in the latest stable release of LinuxMint and LO?
Comment 2 Alex 2012-08-11 14:42:18 UTC
Yes, I still have this bug in latest versions. 
For now I test on Ubuntu 12.04 with MATE desktop environment installed. I have latest updates of Ubuntu and MATE. And I see this bug on this software too. And I see same bug in OpenOffice 3.4.0. 
I see this bug only on MATE desktop environment. On GNOME desktop environment I do not see this bug. On one system, when I start GNOME session I have not this bug, but when I restart and login to MATE session I have this bug. 
I choose MATE because I do not like GNOME 3, but I like GNOME 2.x. MATE is GNOME 2 fork and looks like GNOME 2, but open/save dialogs in LibreOffice and OpenOffice not looks like in GNOME 2. This problem only in LO and OO. In other software (for example in Firefox or in text editor) open/save dialogs looks like in GNOME.
Comment 3 Alex 2012-08-15 13:55:35 UTC
This is temporary solution for my problem:
This solution is good for me. I am very thankful to the person who helped me.
Comment 4 retired 2013-04-26 12:29:04 UTC
Alex: Did you already try if this is still reproducible with LO 4?
Comment 5 Alex 2013-04-26 14:35:36 UTC
No, I do not try LO 4.
I completely remove LO and now use Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1. For my needs AOO 3.4.1 is more stable then LO (this is my own opinion). For example my other bug: - in AOO I have not this bug, but in LO i have. And some other bugs which I not reported here: for example I have some RTF files, which LO can't open, but AOO can open this files.
Because this reasons I not more user of LO. Now I user of AOO. Sorry.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2013-11-04 22:18:27 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

This bug has been in NEEDINFO status with no change for at least 6 months. Please provide the requested information as soon as possible and mark the bug as UNCONFIRMED. Due to regular bug tracker maintenance, if the bug is still in NEEDINFO status with no change in 30 days the QA team will close the bug as INVALID due to lack of needed information.

For more information about our NEEDINFO policy please read the wiki located here:

If you have already provided the requested information, please mark the bug as UNCONFIRMED so that the QA team knows that the bug is ready to be confirmed.

Thank you for helping us make LibreOffice even better for everyone!

Warm Regards,
QA Team
Comment 7 Alex 2013-11-05 00:39:16 UTC

All information i can provide, i post in my comment 5 (

I can't provide more information because I don't use LO anymore. For now I use Apache OpenOffice instead LO. In my opinion Apache OpenOffice more stable than LO and better supported. Look at this link: - Apache support help me to find solution, but LO support can't help me.

If you want to reproduce this bug, you can install Mate Desktop Environment (for example on virtual machine if you can't on real) and test LO in this environment. This is link to official site:

And this bug is not related to Mate Desktop Environment because all other applications work with normal dialog types, but only LO and AOO use incorrect dialog types.

Now I use Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 with Mate Desktop Environment.
More information about Mate Desktop Environment you can read on wikipedia:
or on official site:

I hope this information help you.
Comment 8 Joel Madero 2013-11-05 02:38:18 UTC
please please please read the entire comment!

In relevant part:
"Please provide the requested information as soon as possible and mark the bug as UNCONFIRMED"

This bug would have been closed as INVALID had I not caught your comment - and QA should be using our time more wisely than looking for these comments which say "the info is there" but don't take the step of moving the bug to UNCONFIRMED.

No offense - just we have thousands of bugs to push through and when users don't read the comments we post, it wastes our resources which are already stretched incredibly thin

Thanks for the update
Comment 9 Alex 2013-11-05 11:14:40 UTC

I always read all of your comments (full text). Sorry if did something wrong - I am not very good in using your bug tracker. I just write here my own opinion. I just want to work with any Office software without problems.

I understand that you have thousands bugs and you can't read all my comments.
But look at Apache bug tracker Ariel Constenla-Haile answered to me (same bug) and his answer is really helpful for me ( But here no one person helped to me.

I write information about how you can reproduce this bug. I hope this information help you.

And I am sorry that I waste your thin resources. If you want, I do not write more here in future.

Regards, and thank you for reading my comments.
Comment 10 Maxim Monastirsky 2013-11-05 13:09:55 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 46990 ***
Comment 11 Joel Madero 2013-11-05 14:07:03 UTC
No worries - just if something is unclear please include it in your comment so we don't assume that you didn't read the comment :-D Saying "I don't know how to set the bug to UNCONFIRMED" is perfect as long as we know you tried. Thanks for clarifying and apologies for my bluntness