When I try to save a new file (after some new files before), Calc still offer me my Documents directory.
I would expect it offers my last used directory instead to me.
Build ID: 55b006a02d247b5f7215fc6ea0fde844b30035b3
Locale: en-GB (en_US.UTF-8)
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS
Not only Calc, so adjusting summary. Could not find a duplicate request for this, which is kind of strange..
Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: 96c1ae1d8e78ae8b9bd7d4001645cad24d62b720
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default;
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8)
Built on March 25th 2016
We do remember the folder the last file was opened from, as a user may want to open another file within the same folder, and save as opens the folder where the current file is stored, but would a user expect to save a new document in the same folder as a previous saved document was saved in?
For me it could go either way, as the new file i wanted to save could be unrelated to the previous file i saved, so opening the My Documents folder where all my documents are likely stored in would be the best place to start.
This issue seems rather similar to bug 89969 - "Current directory selection"
Believe the handling of filepicker/folderpicker is handled differently for Linux, OS X, and Windows--so actual results are OS build and DE dependent.
But also we get different behavior depending on if the dialog is for a Save/Save Copy action or is for performing a Export/Save As "conversion".
For example these two issues are Export/Save As related
bug 89192 - "FILESAVE, UI: improve export process efficiency" (it started as a Draw issue, but handling the is applicable to all modules).
bug 34303 - "PDF export predefined destination folder" has different folderpick logic for the export to PDF
Seems like this behavior should be a bit more consistent across the UI, and should be user configurable (GUI or Expert Config).
We're replacing our use of the 'ux-advise' component with a keyword:
Component -> LibreOffice
Add Keyword: needsUXEval
Let's keep things together -> dup of bug 89969
My take is to keep the last used directory on all systems. Not only for the actual document but also when exporting a graphic as PNG, for example. There is likely a ticket about this issue.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 89969 ***