[Users] Strange behaviour when trying to open .doc with Libreoffice

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Wed Apr 24 11:51:26 CEST 2013

On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:44:04 -0400
"clifflaine at europe.com" <clifflaine at europe.com> wrote: 

> The following behaviour has started happening suddenly, with no
> alterations to CM.
> >From an email, I click on an attachment which is a .doc.  
> The usual menu of of choices appear. I chose "Open with" and it
> offers me gedit. Libreoffice has disappeared from the menu
> available, so I manually type in libreoffice --writer '%U'
> Clicking then on OK, or Cancel, makes the dialogue box blink and
> vanish and return immediately. Nothing else happens, not can I do
> anything else in CM. Only Ctrl+Alt+Del will close Claws.
> Does anyone know why this should happen?

No. But first see if `libreoffice --writer` works from outside Claws.
If it does, start Claws with `claws-mail --debug` and look at the
debug output when trying to open the attachment.

Report back what you find if it's not enough for you to work out

with regards


It isn't worth a nickel to two guys like you or me, 
but to a collector it is worth a fortune 

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