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Opening the txt file creates a note in Note app

asked 2018-01-07 15:57:59 +0200

atlochowski gravatar image

updated 2018-01-08 16:53:56 +0200

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Steps to reproduce:

  1. Download some txt file from internet

  2. Settings -> Transfers -> Tap on downloaded txt file.

It will be open in Note app and will be saved as new note.

I think txt files should be open by Document app not in Notes app.

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I actually find it more natural that it opens in the Notes app. It's a plain text file and Notes can actually edit it instead of just displaying the contents.

The problem is that Notes doesn't edit (and save) the file you downloaded, but creates a new note as you correctly noticed. So any changes you make won't affect the downloaded file - which is probably not what you would expect after Sailfish made you believe you opened just this file in edit mode.

ossi1967 ( 2018-01-07 17:32:12 +0200 )edit

you can set.tIde aa default app for txt files

pawel ( 2018-01-07 19:12:36 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-01-08 03:23:50 +0200

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updated 2018-01-09 21:07:15 +0200

[Fleshing out @pawel's suggestion:]

Simply set "TinyEdit", "Editor." or "tIDE" / "tIDEeditor" (or any other real editor) as default app for txt files by the help of "Mimer".

OTOH, presumably the default behaviour is rather good for newbies and non-technical users.
For them (and those refraining from using "Mimer"), "FileCase" allows for viewing and editing txt file directly in this file-manager.

All in all, I would not consider this being a bug.

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Maybe opening txt files in Note app is not bad but creating new note is wrong.

atlochowski ( 2018-01-08 09:10:38 +0200 )edit

Sorry, I did not catch this point before.

Absolutely agreed, the Notes app should not create a new note, but just act as a viewer for txt files.
Still I would call this a "usability issue" (which ought to lead to a "usability improvement"), but not a "bug", as nothing is really defective / not working.

olf ( 2018-01-09 03:02:48 +0200 )edit
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