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At 03:52 24/04/2015 +0900, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
Probably another stupid question.

There are no stupid questions.

With a new computer running Windows8.1 I noticed, that files DO NOT open any longer, when I (double) click on their names or select them and hit ENTER ... as it used to work with all other computers / OSs in the past. I DO HAVE to open Writer, Calc or whatever and then use the "open" command from within the software.

Like any application, LibreOffice cannot get involved until it is started. It's up to your operating system to start whatever application you want to use when you double-click a document file. LibreOffice will have set "associations" for .odt, .ods, etc. file types in your operating system when you installed it; you may or may not have accepted its offer to set associations for .doc, .xls, etc. file types.

Is that something peculiar to Windows?


Or another so-called "improvement" like the disabling of the styles menu?


Can I change this behavior?

Yes. One way is to run the LibreOffice installation again, this time accepting the offer to set associations for Microsoft Office document file types (if that is your problem). Otherwise, you can set associations individually and manually. See .

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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