Can't open .xls attachments sometimes when another document already open in Excel

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Thunderbird
OS Integration
6 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: skysnaking, Unassigned)

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/21.0.1180.83 Safari/537.1

Steps to reproduce:

When any XLS (or XLSX) document already open (Excel 2007 12.0.6661.5000 SP2), i try to open XLS attachment from a new message. When not open, i try to cause a window "Save files" (Ctrl+J) and open file from this window. If not open, i click right button on file and select "Open contain folder" and open file from Windows Explorer - it's open.


Actual results:

When attachment not open nothing happens. No error window. Already open document stay, new XLS won't open. It occurs in 70% of cases with any files DOC or XLS.


Expected results:

Attachment should open in new Excel window or something else.

Windows Server 2003
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Updated

6 years ago
OS: Windows 7 → Windows Server 2003
Does it work if you use Thunderbird with addons disbaled ?
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Comment 2

6 years ago
(In reply to Ludovic Hirlimann [:Usul] from comment #1)
> Does it work if you use Thunderbird with addons disbaled ?

Fresh installation, only default extension "Test Pilot for TB"
Component: General → OS Integration
I am able to reproduce this, albeit intermittently, with TB17/Excel2003.

STR
- start Excel, open one document test.xls (in reproducing case, it was write-protected)
- from TB, double-click on attachment.xls, then choose "open with excel"

Actual result

- Excel window with test.xls comes to foreground
- attachment.xls is not opened

Expected result

- attachment.xls should be opened in Excel, alongside test.xls (in another Excel window).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows Server 2003 → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
(In reply to Thomas D. from comment #3)
> I am able to reproduce this, albeit intermittently, with TB17/Excel2003.

...that's on WinXP.
Summary: Can't open .xls attachments when any document already open → Can't open .xls attachments sometimes when another document already open in Excel
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