Bug 85325 - FILEOPEN: Opening copy of document in use doesn't get listed in recent documents/start center
Summary: FILEOPEN: Opening copy of document in use doesn't get listed in recent docume...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Recent-Document-List Start-Center
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Reported: 2014-10-22 11:06 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2020-02-12 08:58 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-10-22 11:06:34 UTC
If you open a document in use and you select 'Open Copy' from the dialog that appears, the file wont be added to the start center.

I consider this a regression as in 4.2, clicking the 'Open' button in the dialog still added it to the start center list.
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-10-22 11:38:18 UTC
Seems 4.3 also has 'Open' and not 'Open Copy'.
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2014-11-04 13:12:02 UTC
I confirm.
I opened document in 4.3, then the same as a copy in 4.4. Closed them both and 4.4 start center did not offer the document.

Win 7 64-bit Version:
Build ID: ad6d94009cf8ea526eb70bf1a07e5c6a21320f83
TinderBox: Win-x86@51-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2014-11-04_00:06:27
Comment 3 tmacalp 2014-12-16 20:08:15 UTC
I don't believe this is a regression.  I don't think this ever worked.  Start center is really just displaying recent documents.  I tested opening a copy of a document in OpenOffice 3.2.1 and it did not create an entry in recent documents either.

I also tested it under 4.2.6 and it behaves the same way OOo 3.2.1 does.  When you open a document as copy, it does not show up under recent docs or the start page.  Maybe it was thought to be working because someone opened it as "read only" instead of "open copy" for a test?

Based on the above, I'm making a number of changes to the report, but please change back if I've been hasty!

1. The title should be changed to something tied to recent documents, which is the root cause. 

2. The version should be changed to "Inherited from OOo."

3. The whiteboard should be changed to "prebibisect."

4. It's not a "regression" as defined by LibreOffice QA, since it never did work properly.
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-12-17 08:20:35 UTC
Works fine in 4.4 and master now as they no longer have 'Open Copy' button and instead have an 'Open' button.

Build ID: 95b7cf6cef5edc920adee62c18fd97668a9ed3a8
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@45-TDF, Branch:libreoffice-4-4, Time: 2014-12-11_23:36:38
Comment 5 tmacalp 2014-12-17 14:21:01 UTC
I just tested this under LO and under the nightly master snapshot (master~2014-12-12_18.49.54_LibreOfficeDev_4.5.0.0.alpha0) using 32bit Fedora17. 

I still get the same "Document in Use" dialog with an "Open Copy" button when I try to open a document currently in use by another user.  It still presents me with buttons for opening read-only, as a copy, or to cancel.  Opening as a copy still does not add an entry for that file under either the start center or under recent documents.

I'm changing the status to reopened.
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-12-30 14:50:51 UTC
Returning it back to NEW. I see 'Open Copy' now in both 4.4 and 4.5. No idea how i saw 'Open' the last time.

Build ID: 95b7cf6cef5edc920adee62c18fd97668a9ed3a8
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@45-TDF, Branch:libreoffice-4-4, Time: 2014-12-11_23:36:38

Build ID: e570cd7a293ceee175949dcc9656cdf776ae3c37
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@45-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2014-12-12_18:49:54
Comment 7 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-01-02 13:56:45 UTC
Dont know how, but i saw 'Open' in 4.4.

Build ID: 4774b2f0e6a0e895d1e63256147eaff59efd0eda
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@45-TDF, Branch:libreoffice-4-4, Time: 2014-12-29_17:48:44
Comment 8 tmacalp 2015-01-02 14:10:57 UTC
I believe you were attempting to open the same file as the same user, but with a different version of LO.  

For example, if I have a file open as my user with LibreOffice 426 and I fire up a new instance of LibreOffice 4401 as the same user on the same file, it does present me with "Open Read-Only", "Open", and "Cancel".  This is what you must have been seeing.

If I open the file in LibreOffice 426 as my user and then attempt to open it as root using LibreOffice 4401, I get "Open Read-Only", "Open Copy", and "Cancel".

So LO appears to be making a distinction between different versions of LO and different users.
Comment 9 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-01-02 22:33:25 UTC
Well every time i open LO, it is always from the same user, so i dont know why i would ever see 'Open Copy' at all.
Comment 10 tommy27 2015-11-01 09:54:20 UTC
I can't reproduce this issue with LibO
would you please give an update of this bug status?
Comment 11 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-11-01 14:46:50 UTC
'Open as Copy' still doesnt add it to the start center using tmacalp's instructions in comment 8.

Build ID: 048bc383f1d2c15f690364d0001045cdf7090f6f
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2015-10-28_00:39:39
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8)
Comment 12 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 05:40:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-14 14:48:31 UTC
Only regressions should use the keyword 'preBibisect'. Removing it...
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2018-07-07 02:39:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 Mike Kaganski 2020-02-12 06:48:22 UTC
Why should this be "fixed"? Opening a copy is creating a new document based on this one used *as a template*. This should *not* add the template name to the recent list: the original file never got opened.

Comment 16 Buovjaga 2020-02-12 08:58:38 UTC
Good point, let's close.