I have struggled trying to find a way to change the default type of file FM shows when using the File > Open dialog.
After switching to Structured Framemaker we now primarily work in .XML and .DITAMAP files. We have now used Framemaker 2015, 2017, and now 2019 and the behavior continues.
It drives me insane that every time I use File > Open, I have to switch the file type off of Book (*.book) to All Files. Is there a setting where I can change this default? I can't find any maker.ini or preference option but am hoping someone has found a solution.
Can you please check the version of FM2019 and if it has all the updates applied.
by default the option is All framemaker documents which now includes .dita, .ditamap and .xml files as well.
You say, "by default the option is All framemaker documents". Is that a default that users can change? Personally, I have other filenaming conventions and would like my system to include .edd (for EDDs), .rw (for read/write rules), .app (for application definition files).
Also, I am surprised that you decided that .sgm and .mml are not FrameMaker documents.
I did the latest updates (I'm now on 126.96.36.199.03) and also tried from Code View. I thought when i had no files open, I used to see all files as an option but I am not able to get that now. .BOOK only. I'll open a bug as you suggest.
We will get this fixed for an upcoming update.