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Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:

I have another question.
I noticed, since I am using Windows 8.1 (2-3 months ago), currently LO
that attempts at opening files from the IE Explorer (this thing seems to
have another name, but can't remember it) file view
VERY OFTEN (almost always) "fail".

With "fail" I mean:
I have for example one Writer and one Calc file open. No errors at all,
just ordinary work.
Then I click on a WRITER/CALC file somewhere on my disks.
-> Nothing happens.
No matter what I try.

-> I close the Writer/Calc files one by one. Still nothing happens.
-> I close LibreOffice -> immediately a "file recovery" screen opens and
tells me, it is recovering the files I was working on.
-> Once that is done, the file I clicked in the Explorer view ALSO opens.

This did NOT happen with my old Windows XP machines, not on 3 different
Linux machines
and as far as I remember not with earlier versions of LibreOffice.

Does anybody know anything about this?

What I think is happening is this (it happened to me on Mac OS X also):

The previous time you had LO open it crashed. Now you double-click a file and LO opens. Because of 
the crash it opens the recovery dialog, but then it immediately opens the file that you 
double-clicked, and that window obscures the recovery dialog. However, LO wants you to finish the 
recovery dialog first, so it refuses to do anything else.

So what you can do is switch windows until the recovery dialog gets focus and finish it. Then the 
opened file can be worked on.

I think LO should always give focus to the recovery dialog, even if there is a file opened.
Piet van Oostrum <>
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