Bug 96557 - Opening a CSV on a different Gnome virtual desktop causes open calc window to move to the virtual desktop
Summary: Opening a CSV on a different Gnome virtual desktop causes open calc window to...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: CSV-Import
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Reported: 2015-12-17 13:30 UTC by damonhttp412
Modified: 2018-05-02 15:51 UTC (History)
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Description damonhttp412 2015-12-17 13:30:12 UTC
I'm on Fedora 23, Gnome 3.18.2

Basically if I have spreadsheet open on Desktop 4 and I open a csv (using 'xdg-open' or Double Clicking) on Desktop 2 then both spreadsheets end up on Desktop 2. 

My guess is the CSV options window where you select what delimiter to use and has a preview of the file, is a subwindow of the last selected Calc window. Therefore to open the csv on a different desktop the whole window is moved to the current desktop and the options are displayed. If you open an ods document on a different desktop this does not happen. 

To recreate:
1. Switch to Virtual Desktop 1
2. Open a ods/csv/xls/etc
3. Switch to Virtual Desktop 2
4. Open Files
5. Browse to where csv is stored
6. Double click on csv
7. The spreadsheet that was on Virtual Desktop 1 is now on Virtual Desktop 2

Just an annoyance. Thanks
Comment 1 Andreas B. 2015-12-19 12:59:11 UTC
Not reproducable with LibreOffice on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Unity.

Maybe not a LO Bug?
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2015-12-22 20:13:32 UTC
Maybe the same root cause as bug 95630? Do you think this could be closed as duplicate or..?
Comment 3 damonhttp412 2015-12-28 15:06:24 UTC
It definitely sounds related to bug 95630, just the opposite behavior (instead of you having to go to the other workspace the window is brought to the current one). I don't know anything about Gnome and UI development so I will leave it up to you guys to close/mark as duplicate. Thanks.
Comment 4 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2017-09-09 09:47:03 UTC
Not reproducible for me with Ubuntu 16.04 64 bits (Unity) and LO 5.4.1 from PPA.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2017-09-09 09:55:49 UTC
Jay posted some interesting results in bug 95630. It seems the latest GNOME/GTK3 works fine and other DEs are a mixed bag.

damonhttp: are you on Fedora 25 now? Does the problem still occur?

Change back to UNCONFIRMED, if the problem persists. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-04-04 13:08:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-05-02 15:51:16 UTC
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