Dots in filenames and automatic file extension completion

dE . de.techno at
Thu Jul 26 16:12:37 BST 2012

On 07/25/12 17:31, Mirosław Zalewski wrote:
> Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure if I understood everything correctly (may
> be my English, though).
> That's true, that "Automatically select filename extension" is antoher factor
> that I should have taken into account. I forgot about it, sorry. My test was
> run with that checkbox enabled (which I believe is default anyway).
> On 25/07/2012 at 10:09, Duncan<1i5t5.duncan at>  wrote:
>> a) Does LO use native desktop file-save dialogs, kde's file-save
>> dialogs on kde, gtk's on gtk, and either gtk's or its own on
>> bare X11?
> Yes, they do. KDE file dialog on KDE Plasma, GTK file dialog on GNOME and others
> (e.g. Openbox) and pure X11/their own (I'm not sure, I don't know if I have
> ever seen pure X11 file dialog) when no KDE/GTK is available.
>> b) For kde apps, and thus LO too if it uses native kde file dialogs
>> on kde, does the suggested save-as name change, based on the
>> filetype filter and/or whether the "automatically select filename
>> extension" checkbox is selected in the save-as dialog?
> Yes, it does change. It looks like this:
> Automatic... checked?
> no                        1.2.3
> yes                       1.2.pdf      1.2.3.pdf
> (I tried "Export to PDF" function.)
> For me, it looks pretty much that both KDE and LO strips extension from
> filename. If I disable KDE automatic filename extension it does not strip it,
> but I have one component stripped anyway.
> Unfortunately, disabling "Automatically select filename extension" checkbox is
> working system-wide, at least on 4.8.4. Without this drawback, it would be
> nice workaround (but I have to think what is more frustrating - handicapped
> filenames in LO or being forced to type file extension each time).
> I believe that my questions #1 and #2 are pretty much answered (but any other
> comments are welcome). Any comments about my question #3?

You may like to disable KDE/QT dialogues in libreoffice-KDE by tools > 
options > [check] Use libreoffice dialogs.

Also this problem does not persist in my setup using KDE dialogues.
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