|Summary:||kword steals .doc file association|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Need Real Name <lsof>|
|Component:||koffice||Assignee:||Andreas Bierfert <andreas.bierfert>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-02-07 20:09:51 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Need Real Name 2005-11-15 16:56:13 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050923 Epiphany/1.6.5 Description of problem: I installed kword to convert and old document, and now all .doc documents open in kword, and not openoffice. ugh. Probably some good reason for this, but given that the standard office suite in FC4 is openoffice, koffice should come second. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: x Additional info:
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2005-11-24 18:07:40 UTC
It's stolen .odt too. Can it be changed back in a gui, or should I file a bug?
Comment 2 Andreas Bierfert 2006-01-16 22:54:18 UTC
I will look into it...
Comment 3 Andreas Bierfert 2006-01-19 11:53:38 UTC
Hm ok, finally got the time. Here is where I see the problem: Dropping the mime typ stuff from the desktop entries would not be a big problem. The reason I hesitate to do so is this: If I remove this it would mean for users that don't install ooo that those files are not owned by any application. Putting triggers into the scripts is a solution which I do not like at all. Isn't there a clean(er) solution to this?
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2006-01-19 17:44:23 UTC
So if two things have the same mime type, I can't set a preference?
Comment 5 Andreas Bierfert 2006-01-19 21:29:34 UTC
Thats what I would like to have... like a system-control-center where those mime things are inserted and then you have a list like odt: ooo, kword, ... and the user can choose the default. If the list is empty the first one installed will get the default... I don't know if this is possible or not will have to investigate this further...
Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2006-02-07 14:05:32 UTC
Users certainly can choose a preference (at least in KDE they can, can't comment on Gnome). See /usr/share/config/profilerc as an example how an admin can set a system-wide default preferences (ie, you can prioritize preference).
Comment 7 Need Real Name 2006-02-07 17:02:11 UTC
Thanks. There seems to be no per-user gui way of changing or removing an association. It's worsened by kword stealing a document type away from OO.org.
Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2006-02-07 17:09:21 UTC
> There seems to be no per-user gui way of changing or removing an association. Yes there is. KDE Control Center->KDE Components->File Associations. Find the mimetype to modify, Change "Application Preference Order" to suit. > It's worsened by kword stealing a document type away from OO.org. It's not "stealing" anything. They both offer to be able to handle .odt doc-types, that's all. I think the default ends up being whoever comes first alphabetically, unfortunately.
Comment 9 Need Real Name 2006-02-07 17:20:58 UTC
(In reply to comment #8) > > There seems to be no per-user gui way of changing or removing an association. > > Yes there is. > KDE Control Center->KDE Components->File Associations. > Find the mimetype to modify, Change "Application Preference Order" to suit. But there isn't in Gnome, which is the default (isn't KDE extras?). > > It's worsened by kword stealing a document type away from OO.org. > > It's not "stealing" anything. They both offer to be able to handle .odt > doc-types, that's all. I think the default ends up being whoever comes first > alphabetically, unfortunately. It is stealing if I don't want it changed, and I can't change it back!
Comment 10 Rex Dieter 2006-02-07 17:25:23 UTC
Re: Gnome's (in)ability to change mime-type/file-association defaults That's not koffice's fault. Bugzilla against gnome then. FYI, abiword (which also can handle .doc files) probably will do the same thing ("stealing" .doc). p.s. KDE isn't in Extras (yet).
Comment 11 Andreas Bierfert 2006-02-07 20:09:51 UTC
Thanks for making this clear Rex... I did not know the KDE way of changing this but it certainly seems like there is a black hole in Gnome for this. I will close this bug. However I agree that there should be an option for Gnome to choose a default mime type. Please go ahead and file a bug against gnome.
Comment 12 Need Real Name 2006-02-07 22:10:54 UTC
I agree that the bug is misfiled, and with your statement about a "black hole in Gnome", but I don't see why opening a new bug will help. If the bug is miscategorised, then update the title and change the category. Entering a new bug takes time, and asking someone else to do it takes even longer.
Comment 13 Rex Dieter 2006-02-08 02:40:06 UTC
Bugzilla Reporters can reopen/reassign (their) bugs. Knock yourself out.
Comment 14 Andreas Bierfert 2006-02-08 06:18:39 UTC
As Rex said -> you can always reopen and or reassign it if and how you feel fit. The problem here is: I as koffice maintainer can not really do anything about this from a koffice point of view and I doubt that reassigning this bug to gnome would do you any good. After all what we are looking for is a feature enhancement in gnome and that should be placed in the upstream bugzilla (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/). If you don't have the time I certainly can do this for you. Let me know.