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    Default For some reason .docx looks like an ark file?

    Even though the file association is with OpenOffice Writer,
    if I click it it opens in OpenOffice, but the filetype icon
    is totally off showing as a compressed file (ark icon)





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    Default Re: For some reason .docx looks like an ark file?

    GofBorg, where is your problem with the icon? It is shown because it is in gfact just a compressed file. Unpack it to see what's inside.
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    Default Re: For some reason .docx looks like an ark file?

    Logically, if a .docx file is shown as compressed because it is, so should an .odt file. I think this is an artifact of KDE decisions; for example, KMyMoney data files also show as compressed files, which they are.

    It looks as if someone has made a decision to exclude .odt etc.

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    Default Re: For some reason .docx looks like an ark file?

    > GofBorg, where is your problem with the icon? It is shown because it is
    > in gfact just a compressed file. Unpack it to see what's inside.


    Well, to me .docx means MS Office file, so I guess in my mind if I associate
    it with OpenOffice and OpenOffice opens it then I'd like to see and
    OpenOffice icon. I can see a situation where a business may have a slew of
    ..docx files and I don't see the value of using a zip file icon which to me
    being a longtimer means .zip, .rar, tar.gz etc..
    I guess it's just my way of looking at it.

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    Default Re: For some reason .docx looks like an ark file?

    > Logically, if a .docx file is shown as compressed because it is, so
    > should an .odt file. I think this is an artifact of KDE decisions; for
    > example, KMyMoney data files also show as compressed files, which they
    > are.
    >
    > It looks as if someone has made a decision to exclude .odt etc.


    Seems like a case where righteous indignation of the 'true' nature of the
    universe has gotten in the way. All I want is consistency. I don't care that
    ..docx is a myriad compilation of xml crapola that somehow cobbles together
    a document. The result is a document. If I associate it with OpenOffice,
    the icon should reflect my association, but I guess this will have to move
    on into soapbox.



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    Default Re: For some reason .docx looks like an ark file?

    Quote Originally Posted by GofBorg View Post
    If I associate it with OpenOffice, the icon should reflect my association, but I guess this will have to move
    on into soapbox.
    You don't have to move on to soapbox, but if you want to...
    Open up Konqueror --> settings --> and change the filetype icon for docx to one that fits your clothes.
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    Default Re: For some reason .docx looks like an ark file?

    > You don't have to move on to soapbox, but if you want to...
    > Open up Konqueror --> settings --> and change the filetype icon for
    > docx to one that fits your clothes.


    Thanks.

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