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LO opens behind Windows Explorer

All,

Does anyone else have this problem and is there a solution?

When I double click on a writer or calc file it opens behind
the windows explorer window that I double clicked in.

I'll explain this another way in case that's not clear. Say
I have a folder open on my screen with some .odt and .ods
files in it. If I double click on a file to open it, it will
open behind the folder that contains the file I clicked on.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Is there a solution?

Thanks,
-Bill

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Hi :)
Yes, it is clear what you are talking about.

In the linux world we call the "windows explorer window" a "file-browser
window" or just say "file-browser".  It is quite different from a
web-browser of course but also has some similarities.  In the file-browser
you browse the files and folders on your machine or in network
file-shares.  Windows tends to force you to stay with their own one but
even in Windows it is apparently possible to use a different one.  Most
Operating Systems have a default one but then allow you to add a different
one if you prefer.  There are tons of different ones of each (Thunar,
Dolphin, Nautilus and on and on for file-browsers) so it helps to use the
generic word to cover all of them.

I think the problem you are having is a Windows problem rather than a
LibreOffice one.  Is it happening to other sorts of files and other
programs?  Even if it is only happening with LibreOffice you might still
find it more useful to ask Windows Support places.


Generally any window (or console) has a title-bar at the top that shows the
name of the file or folder showing in it's window.  If you right-click on
that then you get some weird options such as "Minimise, Maximise, Move,
Resize and crucially "Always on top".

If that option is ticked in your file-browser then it would makes sense
that it's staying on top of other things.  Just untick it by clicking
anywhere on it's line.

It is possible that your version of Windows might have a "Always
underneath" type of option although that kinda sounds a bit of a mad option
to me.  So it might be worth right-clicking the title-bar of an open
LibreOffice window jic.

Regards from
Tom :)





On 27 February 2015 at 10:03, William Drago <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> All,
>
> Does anyone else have this problem and is there a solution?
>
> When I double click on a writer or calc file it opens behind the windows
> explorer window that I double clicked in.
>
> I'll explain this another way in case that's not clear. Say I have a
> folder open on my screen with some .odt and .ods files in it. If I double
> click on a file to open it, it will open behind the folder that contains
> the file I clicked on.
>
> Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
>
> Is there a solution?
>
> Thanks,
> -Bill
>
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> All,
>
> Does anyone else have this problem and is there a solution?
>
> When I double click on a writer or calc file it opens behind the
> windows explorer window that I double clicked in.
>
> I'll explain this another way in case that's not clear. Say I have a
> folder open on my screen with some .odt and .ods files in it. If I
> double click on a file to open it, it will open behind the folder that
> contains the file I clicked on.
>
> Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
>
> Is there a solution?
>
> Thanks,
> -Bill

COPY OF ORIGINAL MESSAGE RESENT TO LIST FROM DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS TO
BYPASS TDF's BROKEN EMAIL FILTERS!!!

Yes Bill, I know exactly what you are talking about. I have seen and
used numerous Windows and Linux machines where opening the LO does not
grab the focus in the same way as most other programs do. A LO defect I
have simply learned to live with.

There are at least 2 open Bugzilla related reports:
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48300
https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75471
Some argue that they are different issues, I disagree, because it is
only the splash logo that pulls the focus to the LO window, with the
"-nologo" parameter set or for second instances where LO doesn't already
hold the focus, the code makes no attempt to set the window focus.
Coding to set the the window focus under Windows & Linux (don't know
OSX) is "Programming 101" stuff and should be listed as an "Easy Hack".
It has been suggested that this _might_ be fixed in version 4.5, but not
in any the dev builds I have tested so far.

Is there a solution? None that I am aware of, but adding a comment to
one or both the above report may help to attract a developer's interest.

Regards
Dave



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Hi :)
Comments to bug-reports should include new information such as version of
Windows and/or version of LO that hasn't already been included in previous
posts.  Otherwise it only increases ire.

I didn't realise the issue was that common.  It's the first time i've seen
anyone mention it on this mailing list as far as i remember.  I might well
have missed it earlier though.
Regards from
Tom :)



On 27 February 2015 at 13:41, Dave <[hidden email]> wrote:

> > All,
> >
> > Does anyone else have this problem and is there a solution?
> >
> > When I double click on a writer or calc file it opens behind the
> > windows explorer window that I double clicked in.
> >
> > I'll explain this another way in case that's not clear. Say I have a
> > folder open on my screen with some .odt and .ods files in it. If I
> > double click on a file to open it, it will open behind the folder that
> > contains the file I clicked on.
> >
> > Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
> >
> > Is there a solution?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -Bill
>
> COPY OF ORIGINAL MESSAGE RESENT TO LIST FROM DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS TO
> BYPASS TDF's BROKEN EMAIL FILTERS!!!
>
> Yes Bill, I know exactly what you are talking about. I have seen and
> used numerous Windows and Linux machines where opening the LO does not
> grab the focus in the same way as most other programs do. A LO defect I
> have simply learned to live with.
>
> There are at least 2 open Bugzilla related reports:
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48300
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75471
> Some argue that they are different issues, I disagree, because it is
> only the splash logo that pulls the focus to the LO window, with the
> "-nologo" parameter set or for second instances where LO doesn't already
> hold the focus, the code makes no attempt to set the window focus.
> Coding to set the the window focus under Windows & Linux (don't know
> OSX) is "Programming 101" stuff and should be listed as an "Easy Hack".
> It has been suggested that this _might_ be fixed in version 4.5, but not
> in any the dev builds I have tested so far.
>
> Is there a solution? None that I am aware of, but adding a comment to
> one or both the above report may help to attract a developer's interest.
>
> Regards
> Dave
>
>
>
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Re: LO opens behind Windows Explorer

To All,

Thank you for the replies. Now I know there is nothing wrong
with my computer.

(LO 4.3.5.2, Windows 7 Professional. Yes I forgot to include
that in my original post. Sorry.)

Regards,
-Bill

On 2/27/2015 9:22 AM, Tom Davies wrote:

> Hi :)
> Comments to bug-reports should include new information such as version of
> Windows and/or version of LO that hasn't already been included in previous
> posts.  Otherwise it only increases ire.
>
> I didn't realise the issue was that common.  It's the first time i've seen
> anyone mention it on this mailing list as far as i remember.  I might well
> have missed it earlier though.
> Regards from
> Tom :)
>
>
>
> On 27 February 2015 at 13:41, Dave <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>>> All,
>>>
>>> Does anyone else have this problem and is there a solution?
>>>
>>> When I double click on a writer or calc file it opens behind the
>>> windows explorer window that I double clicked in.
>>>
>>> I'll explain this another way in case that's not clear. Say I have a
>>> folder open on my screen with some .odt and .ods files in it. If I
>>> double click on a file to open it, it will open behind the folder that
>>> contains the file I clicked on.
>>>
>>> Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
>>>
>>> Is there a solution?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> -Bill
>> COPY OF ORIGINAL MESSAGE RESENT TO LIST FROM DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESS TO
>> BYPASS TDF's BROKEN EMAIL FILTERS!!!
>>
>> Yes Bill, I know exactly what you are talking about. I have seen and
>> used numerous Windows and Linux machines where opening the LO does not
>> grab the focus in the same way as most other programs do. A LO defect I
>> have simply learned to live with.
>>
>> There are at least 2 open Bugzilla related reports:
>> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48300
>> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75471
>> Some argue that they are different issues, I disagree, because it is
>> only the splash logo that pulls the focus to the LO window, with the
>> "-nologo" parameter set or for second instances where LO doesn't already
>> hold the focus, the code makes no attempt to set the window focus.
>> Coding to set the the window focus under Windows & Linux (don't know
>> OSX) is "Programming 101" stuff and should be listed as an "Easy Hack".
>> It has been suggested that this _might_ be fixed in version 4.5, but not
>> in any the dev builds I have tested so far.
>>
>> Is there a solution? None that I am aware of, but adding a comment to
>> one or both the above report may help to attract a developer's interest.
>>
>> Regards
>> Dave
>>
>>
>>
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wdrago wrote
Does anyone else have this problem and is there a solution?

When I double click on a writer or calc file it opens behind
the windows explorer window that I double clicked in.

I'll explain this another way in case that's not clear. Say
I have a folder open on my screen with some .odt and .ods
files in it. If I double click on a file to open it, it will
open behind the folder that contains the file I clicked on.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Is there a solution?
If the LibreOffice window is not maximized, opening any associated file will indeed cause LibreOffice to open behind the Explorer window.

There is a workaround: if you maximize the LibreOffice window and close the window as maximized, the next time LibreOffice runs it will open in front (top Z position).

This is not a solution, only a workaround...