In Ubuntu I could just go to Save As and I would get a dialog box from Ubuntu and I could put the file anywhere. I switched to Elementary OS this week and I downloaded the newest version of Libre Office available in the repository. It is version 184.108.40.206. When I go to save a document I must use the controls on top of Libre Office. On Ubuntu they were on the menu bar at the top of the screen. In Elementary all program controls are within the programs window.
So I click File and go to Save As. It opens a gray dialog box that looks like it came from an old Windoz ME machine. It is different from the Elementary OS dialog box. In this box I should be able to choose where to send the file. I can do that but there is no selection available to put it into my connected external hard drive. All I can select are the folders within the machine. None of my external drives are visible.
If I just click the Save button it sends the file to the Documents folder in my Home folder. To move it I must open my external drive’s folder in a separate window and drag the file to the correct folder within it. This is really annoying. Is there a fix for this or is this a bug? I want to be able to save files directly to a location on my external hard drive. Please help. Thank you.