I don't have a windows but think that nothing much has changed in the last 10 years.
try (from startmenu)
settings - systemsettings - folder Options
select the tab labelled 'file Types'
select the extension doc or office-documents there should be a button with extended options, where you can specify the required details.
Libre Office will ask to take over the typical ms office file types when installed.
Maybe MS office will take back the file association if you change those. If this is the case the solution may be to uninstall other office packages.
If the intervening software is removed, not sure how it could interfere further.
I have the LibreOffice docs on my "desktop". But when I click them, OpenOffice opens them instead.
I haven't gotten around to fixing this.
I want to try Mash's proposed solution.
But if it fails, I hope removing OO.o will solve the problem.
I tried to install Kaspersky Internet Security on my new Toshiba notebook computer.
But Toshiba put McAfee and Norton on it.
- Control Panel
- Uninstall a Program
That process pretended to have removed it all.
But the Kaspersky install software says McAfee and Norton are both still there.
So right now, my notebook has no anti-malware software.
I'd love to switch to Linux!!
On my computer the command sequence is:
Set your default programs
Then click OK
I just closed a doc that was opened by OO.o
Then I clicked the doc icon on my desktop; not the App icon, the doc icon, but it opened up again in OO.o
I'll try rebooting.
I rebooted after issuing the command to Win7 to make LO my default text editor.
But when I clicked on the icons for the 3 .odt docs on my desktop; they all opened in OO.o
I'm not in the mood to fiddle with it right now. So I'm still using OO.o
and selected OO.o from the list.
But I was prompted that I must first shut the app down.
But I already had.
So I shut the entire computer down, and then rebooted.
Then, without using any application, or any document, I went straight to Control Panel, and tried the uninstall again.
I suppose I can go in there and rip it out by the roots.
I'd gain 367 megs. of additional HDD space.
But there'd be odd path remnants and so on.
Not quite sure what I'll do next.
Make sure that the Quick Starter is not running. open the Task Manager and look for any running soffice processes and end them. Then try removing OOo. This will also shut down any LibO processes as well.
LibreOffice3.4.1, OOo 3.3.0 running on Ubuntu 10.10 and Win7
I'll give that a try.