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From Shenfeng Liu <liush...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: The reason I removed the program called Open Office 3.4
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 08:33:30 GMT
Juergen,
  Agree with you!
  My personal opinion is that it must be an explicit place for user to
choose the file association, in installer, or option dialog...
  Well, we need UX experts here...


- Simon



2012/6/6 J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@googlemail.com>

> On 6/6/12 4:17 AM, Shenfeng Liu wrote:
> > As I remember, it is the 2nd customer complaint we got on this issue. And
> > some of us (e.g. Jihui) has confirmed it. If that's the case, my question
> > is do we have a defect id to trace it? If no, let's create one. And I
> will
> > suggest it as 3.4.1 must fix.
> >
>
> an issue is good but we should be careful and should define a potential
> new default in detail. How exactly we want define the new default,
> having 2 complaints is not much compared to thousand of Windows users.
>
> I don't say that we shouldn't change it but we should be clear of what
> we are doing. We can't change things every time when 1 single person
> don't like the default.
>
> Juergen
>
> >
> > 2012/6/6 Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <andrew@pitonyak.org>
> >
> >> Now that would be hilarious if that were the problem. Well, I am not
> >> calling him back to ask him what file extension, I spent about an hour
> >> chatting with him. I do not have time for a repeat.
> >>
> >>
> >> On 06/05/2012 03:01 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> >>
> >>> It seems that Windows 7 Wordpad will also open for an ODT file if no
> >>> Microsoft Office or *Office[.org] application has claimed the default.
> >>>
> >>>  - Dennis
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Keith N. McKenna [mailto:keith.mckenna@comcast.**net<
> keith.mckenna@comcast.net>
> >>> ]
> >>> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 05:34
> >>> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> >>> Subject: Re: The reason I removed the program called Open Office 3.4
> >>>
> >>> Andrew Douglas Pitonyak wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On 06/04/2012 11:07 AM, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Kay Schenk<kay.schenk@gmail.com>
> >>>>>  wrote:
> >>>>> .
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> In no circumstance should AOO establish itself as a default
for any
> >>>>>> file
> >>>>>> type.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>  I'd say "In no circumstance should AOO establish itself as
a
> default
> >>>>> for any file type which is already associated with another program."
> >>>>> That is, we shouldn't "steal" file associations. If, OTOH, someone
is
> >>>>> installing AOO on a box without MS Office, then it makes perfect
> sense
> >>>>> to make AOO the default program for .doc, .ppt, etc.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Likewise, most people probably don't have a "native" ODF program
on
> >>>>> their systems, and installing AOO as the default for ODF would
> >>>>> probably make sense in most cases.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Phil
> >>>>>
> >>>>>  Claim is that it hijacked files from word pad. No idea what that
> >>>> extension might be, i did not ask him.
> >>>>
> >>>>  the default extension for wordpad is rtf and AOO does appear to
> define
> >>> itself as the default for that extension.
> >>>
> >>> regards
> >>> Keith
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >> --
> >> Andrew Pitonyak
> >> My Macro Document: http://www.pitonyak.org/**AndrewMacro.odt<
> http://www.pitonyak.org/AndrewMacro.odt>
> >> Info:  http://www.pitonyak.org/oo.php
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>

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