Temp files getting saved to Desktop on Saving a Libreoffice Doc/xlsx

I use libreoffice for my work and find that every time I save a document or spreadsheet. some temp files with zero size appear in Desktop folder. I just delete them but do not know any reason for this behaviour. Not a show stopper any way.
Any help is appreciated.

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You can check if the temporary files path is not set to ~/Desktop.

Tools → Options → LibreOffice → Paths

@vazicebon. None of the path refer to ~/Desktop.

The paths are defined like this.


I stand corrected. It was not the libreoffice issue but Thunderbird.
The issue was happening on opening an attachment recently added to a new email message being composed in Thunderbird. i resolved this by changing the “browser.download.???” related variables in config section and issue seems to be resolved.


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