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From Peter Kovacs <>
Subject Re: recently opened files change max entries
Date Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:13:10 GMT
Hello Matthias!

I thought about this a little. I think to mix up both behaviours is not 
simple anymore for users. I dislike the implicity of the approach. For a 
new user it is not transperent that OpenOffice will take the recent 
document into account.
I think we should stick with a transparent approach.

what I could imagine would be a virtual folder Recent documents, that 
would contain a list with all entries from recent document List. You can 
work with this folder and search as you are used to.
However that is then not part of the recent Document list rework 
anymore, but an overhaul of the Open Item, where we also have to think 
about cloud working as you have pointed out.
So I would not like to mix both topics, even if they are related.

All the best.

On 11.02.2017 10:11, Mathias Röllig wrote:
> Not really. In a Linux/Unix system a path always begins with / (in 
> Windows with <letter>:\).
> So my proposal is:
> 1. The behaviour of now (leave it unchanged):¹
> If one type the beginning of a path → autocompletion.
> Please consider that you can change the offer with cursor up/down.
> Example: If you write »<path>/D« AOO completes to »<path>/Documents«

> with »ocuments« highlighted. Press [↓] it will change to 
> »<path>/Downloads« with »ownloads« highlighted. Or open ([Alt]+[↓]) 
> the dropdown list with the matching paths/filenames.
> Select the desired folder with [↓]/[↑] and press [→]. Repeat until you 
> have selected the right file and press [Enter].
> 2.  Additional(!) behaviour (wish):
> If one type the beginning of a filename (without any path 
> identification) /then/ there should open a dropdown with the matching 
> /filenames/ from the history.
> Example: If you write »m« open a list with
> |<path1>/minions.odt
> |<path1>/minions2.ods
> |<path2>/my file1.odt
> |[…] aso.
> With the next letter the search will refined.
> With [↓]/[↑] one can go through the list and press [Enter] for the 
> selected entry. Or simply click on it with the mouse cursor.
> Number 1 works (as I know) only for the file system.
> Number 2 respects all protocols (http, ftp, …) you have used and which 
> are in the history.
> Regards, Mathias
> ¹ At the moment there seems to be a bug.
> If one types the beginning of a path and one afterward delete this 
> input, the history doesn't come back – there stays the list with the 
> matching paths/files.
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