Bug 67835 - registers writer as handler for text documents
Summary: registers writer as handler for text documents
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
4.1 all versions
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-06 16:47 UTC by Lionel Elie Mamane
Modified: 2017-08-17 09:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Lionel Elie Mamane 2013-08-06 16:47:52 UTC
The LibreOffice 4.1 "debian-menus" .deb registers Writer as handler for "text/plain" files (in /usr/share/applications/libreoffice4.1-writer.desktop).

Writer is a poor choice as text editor; a typical / "default install" desktop will have *much* better choices, such as emacs, kate, gedit, ... It should leave the system select one of those instead.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-09-24 13:57:53 UTC
Lionel - pushing this to NEW, I completely agree. I just recently had to change defaults on my system because of this one
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:41:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:23:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:23:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2017-08-17 07:24:00 UTC
On a standard Ubuntu installation, writer is a possible choice to edit plain text files but it is not the first one. By default text plain files open with gedit. So for me it is not a bug.

Closing as NotABug. Feel free to reopen if you disagree.

Best regards. JBF