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Why do documents open only from within LibreOffice, not from Finder?

asked 2015-06-23 21:00:26 +0100

jazzyj gravatar image

updated 2015-08-24 18:48:26 +0100

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Why can't I open documents using the Contextual Menu/Open With... command, or even by double-clicking files that list LibreOffice as the default app in the Mac Finder? The only way I have been able to get documents to open is to use the File/Open menu from within LibreOffice v4.4.4002. I trashed and deleted the LibreOffice prefs, but that didn't help. Is this a bug, or is something else wrong?

I am using OS 10.10.4 Yosemite on a 2010 Mac Pro.

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Same here, I get this message in 24.06.15 16:43:30,311 CoreServicesUIAgent[9219]: Error -60005 creating authorization

zellophan gravatar imagezellophan ( 2015-06-24 16:45:51 +0100 )edit

Ditto on a MBA 2012 Yosemite.

imcroger gravatar imageimcroger ( 2015-06-27 12:23:50 +0100 )edit

Ditto on MBA 2014 10.10.3 Yosemite

jfpark gravatar imagejfpark ( 2015-06-30 09:58:39 +0100 )edit

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answered 2015-07-11 06:28:23 +0100

jazzyj gravatar image

I just downloaded v.4.4.4006 from the Mac App Store and the problem has been fixed. Thanks!

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answered 2015-06-23 21:44:54 +0100

Andras Timar gravatar image

I'm the maintaner of LibreOffice Vanilla app, and I think it is a bug. I'm investigating.

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Thanks much!

jazzyj gravatar imagejazzyj ( 2015-06-23 22:49:52 +0100 )edit

yeah thanks!

jfpark gravatar imagejfpark ( 2015-06-30 09:58:52 +0100 )edit

Same problem with latest update to LibreOffice (v.4.4.4004).

jazzyj gravatar imagejazzyj ( 2015-06-30 19:09:27 +0100 )edit

i imagine its a lot of work debugging this sort of thing (i know nothing about it myself...), but roughly when can we expect an update on this issue - not even a resolution, just an update on resolution time-frame?

jfpark gravatar imagejfpark ( 2015-07-03 11:36:09 +0100 )edit

It looks like you partially addressed this in an update on the MAS. Unfortunately, your CFBundleDocumentTypes entires are wrong which is quite annoying. LibreOffice is now claiming to be LSHandlerRank=Owner for file extensions that it does not own. It should be listed as LSHandlerRank=Alternate for file types that it supports but is not the owner of (eg: Microsoft, Word Perfect, Plain Text, Rich Text, CSV, ...). Currently, this causes plain text files to open with LibreOffice by default. =(

jeremyhu gravatar imagejeremyhu ( 2015-08-25 08:57:17 +0100 )edit

Over a month plus to updates in the MAS later, and this super annoying bug is still not fixed. I provided you with the solution, so it would be great if you could fix it please! Also reported in bugzilla as , so hopefully that will raise more visibility.

jeremyhu gravatar imagejeremyhu ( 2015-09-29 07:51:42 +0100 )edit
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