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V.15.2 file open dialog (crtl+O)

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:18 am
by spherik
Why did this basic dialog became an ugly widget, too large icons to the left, no more auto-complete (it was there previously), in summary : a pure annoyance (if you have hundreds of files).

What did I toggle to have that (if that applies) ?

Re: V.15.2 file open dialog (crtl+O)

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:43 pm
by adrian

Considering your description, I'm guessing you're running Oxygen in Windows and got stuck with the Java file opener. The Java file opener is used as a fail-safe mechanism in case the native file opener causes crashes in the Java runtime. But, this can also happen if Oxygen is force closed or the computer loses power while the native file open dialog is displayed.

This can be resolved by deleting a couple of files from the Oxygen options folder. Depending on the platform the options folder is located as follows:

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- Windows XP - [user-home-folder]\Application Data\com.oxygenxml
- Windows Vista/7/8 - [user-home-folder]\AppData\Roaming\com.oxygenxml

In Windows if you have trouble locating the AppData/Application Data folder (it is hidden), open Windows Explorer, type in the Address bar %APPDATA% and press Enter.
For v15.2, the files you have to delete to restore the native file opener are:

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Re: V.15.2 file open dialog (crtl+O)

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:22 pm
by spherik

Hero of my day !

Thanks a lot !

Re: V.15.2 file open dialog (crtl+O)

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:47 pm
by menkalos
This just fixed it for me on version 19.1 as well! :-)