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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:30 am    Post subject: that "lock" file bugs me Reply with quote

Usually when I make a file or presentation, I find a file which looks like this: .~lock.canada.ppt# where "canada" was the name of my file.

How can I stop OOo from making these files, please? I *never* want them. Ever.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not? they are part of how open office works - they are lock files to prevent multiple access and changes to a file by different users. If you use OpenOffice you get lock files but they go away when you close the document anyway (if it closes down cleanly) so why do you find them a problem?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me, they are just a nuisance; confusing the issue. There should be an option to turn it OFF but I can't find it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can't turn them off they are part of the system, same way as loads of other programs generate lock files and temp files. If they offend you that much stop looking at hidden files (at least they are hidden files on Linux - you don't mention what OS you are using but I guess they are hidden on Windows or MacOS as well)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, peterroots. I use Windows 7 and they are not hidden. I have LOTS of other programs but NONE do this so I think the developers might be advised to consider adding an option to turn this off.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I just looked on Windows XP and they are hidden so maybe it is a feature of Windows 7. Perhaps you should ask Microsoft what they changed between XP and 7? And why they changed it?
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