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    Default Why don't files open in the correct desktop?

    When I click on a file in Dolphin in, say, desktop 1, I find it will open
    almost anywhere except in that desktop. I think this started when I switched
    to KDE4.3 from 3.5. It happens in both openSUSE 11.1 and 11.2. Most
    commonly, it occurs with OOo files but by no means exclusively.

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    Default Re: Why don't files open in the correct desktop?

    Have you set up an activity to which the file is attached?

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    john hudson wrote:

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    > Have you set up an activity to which the file is attached?
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    Don't see why I have to set up anything. The file, assuming for argument's
    sake it's a .ods, will be opened with OOo as default. Trouble is that it
    won't be in the same desktop. It seems to me that it generally opens in a
    desktop where OOo last opened a file. So I then have to move the OOo window
    to the correct desktop. Of course, if I forget to do that and shift to
    another desktop to do something else, I've no idea where my OOo window is
    and have to hunt through the desktops to find it.

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    Default Re: Why don't files open in the correct desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham P Davis
    john hudson wrote:

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    > Have you set up an activity to which the file is attached?
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    Don't see why I have to set up anything. The file, assuming for
    argument's sake it's a .ods, will be opened with OOo as default.
    Trouble is that it won't be in the same desktop. It seems to me that it
    generally opens in a desktop where OOo last opened a file. So I then
    have to move the OOo window to the correct desktop. Of course, if I
    forget to do that and shift to another desktop to do something else,
    I've no idea where my OOo window is and have to hunt through the
    desktops to find it.
    Hi
    Have you tried moving your ~/.ooo(N) [where (N) is your version]
    directory to see if you get the same issue?

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    Default Re: Why don't files open in the correct desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloddy View Post
    Don't see why I have to set up anything.
    I didn't suggest you had to; I was wondering whether you had created an activity and whether that was the problem. Having not yet created an activity and not yet encountered the problem, it was a hypothesis - presumably now disproved.

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    Default Re: Why don't files open in the correct desktop?

    Malcolm wrote:

    > Have you tried moving your ~/.ooo(N) [where (N) is your version]
    > directory to see if you get the same issue?


    Just tried it and also restarted my session to make sure a new file was
    created. Opened a file on desktop 1 and the spreadsheet opened on 6. Back to
    the drawing-board!

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    Default Re: Why don't files open in the correct desktop?

    I've had exactly this in the beginning of KDE4. I compiled, installed, went back to KDE3 with resulting in this phenomenon.
    Have you tried removing /home/CLODDY/.kde4 , where CLODDY is your username ? From what I remember that solved it.
    I am aware of the fact that this is a rigorous solution, or not a solution; maybe you can find out which config effects the desktops.
    And, are you using compiz? I've seen wicked things with compiz and multiple desktops as well. They did not match KDE's desktops, so some apps, bound to a specific desktop did not show up at all.
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    Default Re: Why don't files open in the correct desktop?

    Before deleting .kde4, make sure you have a backup if you are using Kontact or Kwallet.

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