Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2015 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On 09/16/2015 07:11 AM, Cley Faye wrote:
2015-09-16 10:50 GMT+02:00 Kamil Jońca <>:

Are there any rules which decide "this csv is to open with writer, and
that by calc?"

​On what OS ?​
At least on Windows and most Linux, it' the OS that decide what application
is used to open a file. On Linux it's mostly driven by mime types, while on
Windows the filename extension play a major role.
As far as I know, after installation, LibreOffice will not register itself
to handle different file types.
​For example, on one of my installation (Debian Linux with KDE), the
text/csv file type is associated with, in that order, LOCalc​, some basic
text editors, LOWriter, some file viewers. LibreOffice have no saying in

​To help, it would be useful to know more about your system, and if you did
install/uninstall software recently that might have caused this behavior.
In any case, the fix most likely lies in the system configuration.​

I have had an issue a few days ago with Win10/home. For some reason, I lost Writer's association with the .doc files. This may be somewhat related to the file association issue you have experienced, but in reverse. I think it might have been a Win10 issue, instead of LO's problem. I have not seen that issue with Ubuntu-based Linux for many years.

When we install LO, we are asked if we want to associate the MS Office formats with LO, but for some reason it got changed. Then LO "tells" the OS it "wants" to be associated with those file/mime types. IF a different package/app seems to want to be associated to the lost file type, as far as the OS is concerned, then it may be changed without your knowledge and/or permission.

I know that Win10 "sometimes forgets" that I associate .jpg files to GIMP as its default app over their internal app or associate them to the Corel Paint Shop Pro version I have installed. I have lost that .jpg/GIMP association several times in the past month or so. Last week was the first time I lost the .doc/LO association. Of course, when that happens, I have found that Win10 sometimes does not show GIMP or LO in the list of possible packages that could be associated with the file type association that was lost. It took a lot of effort/work, the last time I had to re-associate .jpg with GIMP.

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.