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Prevent dialogs to open or save files from showing every last hidden folder?

asked 2018-01-20 18:31:40 +0100

Cecilieaux gravatar image

Every time I am going to retrieve, open or save a file, I get my user data files and all the hidden folders (in Linux these are start with a dot) where it's not likely I will be looking for an ordinary document. How do I turn this off?

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Did you already try the option to use the system's dialogues for Open/Save?
See > Tools > Options > LibreOffic > General

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-01-20 18:45:01 +0100 )edit

I tried the answer below for this question - but in Version: there is no open/save dialog option. Does anyone know if it has moved or been removed or is the answer only valid on a more recent version of LibreOffice? I'm using LibreOffice on a Devuan Linux system.

Jim Jackson gravatar imageJim Jackson ( 2020-10-19 13:11:31 +0100 )edit

There obviously were some versions not offering the mentioned option, among them 6.1.4 and 6..5. I couldn't test with every version, but V 6.4.5 gave the choice again, and the versions 7.x.y also do.(so far).

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2020-10-19 22:56:16 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-01-21 09:55:25 +0100

librebel gravatar image

Hello @Cecilieaux,

There are 2 types of FilePicker Dialogs that you can use in LibreOffice :

1) LibreOffice Open/Save Dialog

The LibreOffice Open/Save Dialog does not show hidden files/folders.

To use the LibreOffice Open/Save Dialogs, check the checkbox Use LibreOffice dialogs in the menu Tools : Options… : LibreOffice : General : Open/Save Dialogs.

2) System FilePicker

The System Filepicker does show hidden files/folders, but only if that setting is set in your system itself.

In Ubuntu ( and hopefully in your flavor of Linux ) you can turn the display of hidden files and folders On/Off by pressing CTRL+H inside your Files browser.

Afterwards the System FilePicker in LibreOffice should just follow this system setting.

HTH, lib

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The Ctrl+H keypress is most probably the answer to the OP's question, since they work on Linux.

tzot gravatar imagetzot ( 2020-10-19 19:03:41 +0100 )edit

answered 2020-10-19 18:06:17 +0100

Jim Jackson gravatar image

updated 2020-10-19 18:08:02 +0100

Ok I've been exploring - this is LibreOffice - on Linux. The option referred to in the other answer doesn't exist, but we can set LibreOffice /Open/Save dialogue by going to Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice -> Advanced

On that page click on Open Expert Configuration and a new window opens up. In the Search box at the top type UseSystemFileDialog and at the bottom of selected output, there should be the UseSystemFileDialog variable which is a boolean and will be set to true. Click on that line to highlight it, and then click on EDIT button below to switch the setting to false.

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