Bug 99414 - Windows File Browser displays "OpenOffice" as file type to csv format (calc)
Summary: Windows File Browser displays "OpenOffice" as file type to csv format (calc)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Desktop-Integration
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Reported: 2016-04-20 12:36 UTC by Alvaro
Modified: 2019-12-29 03:54 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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2016-04-20 12:36 UTC, Alvaro

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Description Alvaro 2016-04-20 12:36:43 UTC
Created attachment 124531 [details]

Hi. I have installed LibreOffice on Windows 7 and windows 10. It is the only office suite that I have installed. when i work with csv format, the file browser show as file type: OpenOffice.org 1.1 Spreadsheet.

All other file type show open Document (ods, odt, etc)
The csv document is opened with calc when i selected (double click on file)
Libreoffice was installed on a clean windows instalation.
Comment 1 raal 2016-04-20 21:20:00 UTC
I can confirm on win10 - libreoffice is only office suite installed.
Comment 2 Adolfo Jayme 2016-04-27 06:58:03 UTC
I have no idea where is that string coming from — I couldn’t find it in Pootle nor in OpenGrok. Well, at least we know it’s not a mistake in the Spanish translation.
Comment 3 Adolfo Jayme 2016-04-27 12:15:48 UTC
(Trying to submit this comment again after Bugzilla downtime…)

OK, I’ve found the string: http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/scp2/source/calc/registryitem_calc.ulf#23

… So the bug (apparently) is, comma-separated value (.csv) files are being misdetected as old .sxw spreadsheets…
Comment 4 V Stuart Foote 2016-04-27 15:26:15 UTC
It gets written into the Windows registry on installation, .CSV has had an OpenOffice assigned OpenWithProgIDs registry entry since 2005.


When Jesús reworked names to allow LibreOffice to be installed alongside OpenOffice--we probably should have added an association for .CSV with LibreOffice Calc.  I think the legacy association that *we* alone maintain in the package could be dropped in favor of a Calc OpenWithProgramIDs association.

Looks like we probably should break the linkage to soffice.StarCalcDocument.6 -- {7B342DC$-139A-4A46-8A93-DB0827CCEE9C}-- and instead associate with Calc (LibreOffice.CalcDocument.1 with the {7BC0E713-5703-45BE-A29D-5D46D8B39262} persistent handler, but may need a friendly name.

Might be useful to include the .csv in the http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/shell/source/win32/shlxthandler/util/fileextensions.cxx

@Jesús, do you have any time for this?
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:38:38 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2019-12-29 03:28:51 UTC
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