Bug 90318 - Recent Documents list shouldn't include temporary files like mail attachment copies and Base-Reports-generated files
Summary: Recent Documents list shouldn't include temporary files like mail attachment ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 105057
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, bisected, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: Recent-Document-List
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Reported: 2015-03-29 09:22 UTC by pierre-yves samyn
Modified: 2023-07-16 02:27 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Report.odb (database including a report) (20.59 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database)
2015-03-29 09:22 UTC, pierre-yves samyn
Screen shot of start center (89.32 KB, image/png)
2018-06-02 15:16 UTC, Drew Jensen

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Description pierre-yves samyn 2015-03-29 09:22:43 UTC
Created attachment 114440 [details]
Report.odb (database including a report)


Platform: Windows 7/64 & Version:
Build ID: 93fc8832889bf050a10ec6d0171dae213adc9b55
Locale: fr_FR

Temporary files generated by reports should not be added to the recent documents list.

Steps to Reproduce
1. Open the attached database
2. View> Database Objects> Reports
3. Right Click "Report"> Edit
4. Click "Execute Report" in the Standard toolbar

A temporary file is generated and the document opens.

Expected Result: This document should not feed the Recent Documents list.
Actual Result: Document is added to the list.

Each execution of a report generates a new temporary file fulfilling the list of recent documents.

Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2015-03-29 15:19:00 UTC
On pc Debian x86-64 with master sources updated 2 days ago, I could reproduce this.
Comment 2 Matthew Francis 2015-04-05 16:14:53 UTC
This first occurred at
in bibisect 43all.

This seems certain to be the below commit.
Adding Cc: to sbergman@redhat.com; Could you possibly take a look at this? Thanks

commit de4c18bacaf75f378da829c2114a67f4007d7a22
Author: Stephan Bergmann <sbergman@redhat.com>
Date:   Fri Apr 27 11:08:37 2012 +0200

    Related fdo#37775: Update Recent Documents for r/o docs, too
    ...not sure why this explicit check was there at all.  Before the fix for
    fdo#37775, the check was not an issue, as docs were only added to Recent
    Documents upon saving them, anyway.
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:12:00 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2016-04-19 20:28:01 UTC
Still there in current master (Version:
Build ID: 1be6c440c645e441af0e04ba7711e4b2d80aad63) built at home under Ubuntu 15.10 x86-64.

Changed version number according to description.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 5 Alex Thurgood 2016-06-16 08:27:12 UTC
Yep this is still the case as I found out when testing a chart bug report yesterday.

The temp files should be cleaned up on shutdown. At present they are kept in 


and survive a restart of the office process.
Comment 6 Alex Thurgood 2016-06-16 08:30:19 UTC
I would be inclined to change the title from purely a UI report to a more general one of temp chart/report files not being allowed to survive on shutdown/restart of the office process.
Comment 7 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-26 15:51:52 UTC
Adding Cc: to Stephan Bergmann
Comment 8 Drew Jensen 2018-06-02 15:16:46 UTC
Created attachment 142487 [details]
Screen shot of start center

This bug is still alive with version 6.1Beta and 6.2 beta

It is not just reports, creating forms also and not just the menu choice is updated the Start Center is also updated.

Attached screen shot is from a new install of Libo 6.2Beta (built on June 2) after creating one Base file, then one form in it, followed by one report in it which was run 3 times.
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2019-06-03 02:49:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Drew Jensen 2019-06-03 11:32:33 UTC
Using Ubuntu 18.04.01 and LO 6.2.5 first
Creating Forms or Reports or executing Reports will still leave a bogus entry in the MRU file list and on the Start Center page (bogus=pointing to a tmp file which will go away on session end)/
Comment 11 Robert Großkopf 2020-05-19 08:57:49 UTC
I have set the component of this bug to "LibreOffice", because the bug isn't a specific Base bug.

Report-Builder generates files in temporary folder, which are shown later in list of Recent Documents.
But it's the same when I open attachments from a mail. If I open, for example, a *.docx-attachment in Thunderbird it will be shown here with Writer and the path /tmp/mozilla_ ... is saved in Recent Documents.

This files could never be used again. So they shouldn't be saved for the next session.

This has nothing to do with documents, which are set to readonly. Its the path which should be excluded from saving in the list of Recent Documents. So could be https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90318#c2 with the shown commit isn't the commit, which "solves" the problem. If it is set back readonly documents, which are saved in a path you could open, won't be shown any more in Recent Documents.
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2022-10-31 03:33:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Robert Großkopf 2022-11-02 07:12:45 UTC
Bug still exists in LO on OpenSUSE 15.3 64bit rpm Linux
Comment 14 Justin L 2023-07-16 02:27:08 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 105057 ***