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From Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [USER EXPERIENCE] Double clicking file name of minimized document
Date Fri, 18 May 2012 05:42:45 GMT
Hans,

If your goal is to bring the minimized window into input focus, then
Dennis's advice is sound - just single click.

If your goal is different, could you please share more details of what you
want to do.

Regards,
Kevin



On Friday, May 18, 2012, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:

> Um, on Windows, the easy (and only recommended) way to restore is to
> single-click the file on the task bar.  Or you can use Alt-Tab and other
> techniques to cycle through the open documents and restore the one you want
> by selecting it among those displayed.  (In some applications, you can get
> to any document instance, minimized or not, via a "Window" menu option, but
> it means you need the some application window restored to get the menu.)
>
> I imagine that double-clicking on the file name in the documents directory
> location (understood to be a request to open/launch the resource) runs into
> the lock on the already-open file and, since the lock is from a running
> instance, it simply ignores the second open attempt.  This appears to be
> application-specific behavior and is probably an expedient solution that
> doesn't require separating out edge cases (file being open and locked in a
> different application than the one associated with the file name, for
> example).  I suggest that the current behavior is preferable to a typical
> default behavior when an already-locked document is encountered (for some
> apps: offer to open read-only, over-ride the lock, or cancel).  I suppose
> another option would be to drop the current instance and open the document
> anew.
>
> You are welcome to make a feature request in the Bugzilla.  Please be
> specific about which operating systems you want the behavior on, because I
> don't think what you are asking for is "usual" for Windows.  I have seen
> the Microsoft Office behavior you describe.  It takes great care to get it
> right.  I suspect the behavior was added to protect users from opening two
> instances on the same document and/or not simply report that the document
> is already open in some/the application.
>
>  - Dennis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hans Zybura [mailto:hzybura@zybura.com <javascript:;>]
> Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2012 05:44
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org <javascript:;>
> Subject: [USER EXPERIENCE] Double clicking file name of minimized document
>
> Currently with AOO 3.4, double-clicking a file name of an open document
> that
> has its document window minimized or in the background does not change the
> state of the document window at all. The only result on Windows is the
> mouse
> pointer changing to hourglass for a short time - nothing else happens. The
> same is true with earlier Versions of OOo. This is inconvenient and unusual
> behavior.
>
> I didn't test this with AOO 3.4 on MacOs and Linux, but earlier Versions of
> OOo showed similar results when double clicking file names of minimized
> document windows on both OS's,  i.e. nothing happened at all.
>
> Propose (target AOO 3.5): Double-clicking a [file name of | icon of | link
> to] a minimized document should result in restoring the document window to
> its previous size and position, make it the topmost window and give it the
> focus. If not minimized but in the background, make it the topmost window
> and give it the focus.
>
> Most applications on Windows (AFAIK on MacOS and Linux, too) handle it the
> way I propose. Some applications, e.g. Microsoft Excel, will additionally
> ask whether they should re-open the document and warn that unsaved changes
> may be lost then. I don't think the Excel way is better.
>
> Any comments on this before I write an issue in bugzilla?
>
> Regards, Hans Zybura
>
>
>

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