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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [UX] The Save Process continued
Date Fri, 18 May 2012 17:18:21 GMT
I agree with Regina that deciding whether and how to add an extension automatically is a tricky
case.

I also suspect that the dialog may be standard bits from the platform, at least in the case
of Windows.

 - Dennis

PS: For me, the crime was the Windows Shell coming with common extensions not shown by default.
 This just screws everybody up and it is also a threat opportunity.

-----Original Message-----
From: Regina Henschel [mailto:rb.henschel@t-online.de] 
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2012 07:36
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: [UX] The Save Process continued

Hi Ricardo,

RGB ES schrieb:
> 2012/5/18 Rory O'Farrell<ofarrwrk@iol.ie>
[..]
> There is also a second, less harmful, problem with the save file
> work-flow: it is quite easy to accidentally uncheck the "add file
> extension" on the save dialogue so every now and then we get on the
> forums windows users that do not know how to open a file because
> when they double click on it the OS do not recognize it. Maybe we
> need to eliminate that option and always save with the correct file
> extension?

There is no "correct" file extension for all cases. For example consider 
text vs csv. But it might help, when the state of the check box is not 
remembered, but always starts with being checked.

Kind regards
Regina




>
> Regards Ricardo
>


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