Bug 82039 - OSX - make display of "Recent Documents" menu entry consistent
Summary: OSX - make display of "Recent Documents" menu entry consistent
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: All Mac OS X (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: MacOS-Wishlist
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Reported: 2014-08-02 05:36 UTC by Vamsi Kodali
Modified: 2017-07-06 08:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Only filenames are visible (155.22 KB, image/tiff)
2014-10-15 15:58 UTC, Vamsi Kodali
Entire path is displayed (125.37 KB, image/tiff)
2014-10-15 15:59 UTC, Vamsi Kodali

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Description Vamsi Kodali 2014-08-02 05:36:44 UTC
This is specific to Mac OS X users and concerns how the entries in 'Recent Documents' menu are listed.  

1. Launch LibreOffice. Start Center shows up. In addition to the recent documents opened shown in the Start Center one can access them by going to the Menu Bar. Recent Documents there are shown as a list of filenames.

2. Close the Start Center. Switch to another (any) application and switch back to LibreOffice by using the Cmd+Tab method. Start Center will not appear. LibreOffice menu bar will have fewer entries. Recent Documents accessed from this point are displayed with the full path of the file, obscuring a large portion of the filename. 

Expected behavior would be to display a list of filenames whenever the user accesses the Recent Documents menu.
Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2014-10-15 15:02:57 UTC
Can not reproduce with LO 4322 on OSX 10.9.5

For example, I see 12 recent documents in Startcenter. If I close this, the switch to Firefox, then cmd-tab back to LO, I see the same 12 documents in my recent files list.
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2014-10-15 15:04:06 UTC
Please try with a latest production release and a clean user profile and report back. At present, this is worksforme.
Comment 3 Vamsi Kodali 2014-10-15 15:58:09 UTC
Please see the attached pictures. I too see the same files listed in both the situations. The issue here is that in one case only the file name is shown where as in the other the entire path of the file is shown. The entire path of the file is not required unless there are two entries that are identical. My LibreOffice version is which I think is the latest production build.
Comment 4 Vamsi Kodali 2014-10-15 15:58:45 UTC
Created attachment 107889 [details]
Only filenames are visible
Comment 5 Vamsi Kodali 2014-10-15 15:59:13 UTC
Created attachment 107890 [details]
Entire path is displayed
Comment 6 Alex Thurgood 2014-10-15 21:27:43 UTC
Well 4322 is the latest production build available, but that probably won't make any difference.

I suspect that this might be working as designed, but would need to check.
Comment 7 Alex Thurgood 2014-10-15 21:30:22 UTC
It won't be an inconsistency if it was designed that way, I don't remember now whether this was a deliberate decision.
Comment 8 Vamsi Kodali 2014-10-15 21:35:30 UTC
It would still be inconsistency... one would expect 'Recent Documents' to be listed the same way irrespective of which situation it is accessed from. 

It is entirely possible that it is intended to be that way. In that case I wonder what the reasoning would be behind that. From my standpoint I think it should just list the names of the files without the path unless there are two entries in the list with identical filenames but different locations. If it matters at all, that is the behavior in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac.
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2014-11-27 11:25:00 UTC
Comment 10 Alex Thurgood 2014-11-30 12:12:57 UTC
OK, I see what you mean now.

Setting as rfe. Changing title.