This is not an all-out bug, but it does “bug” me, and there is no tag for “interface inconsistency”, so…
Whey you activate “File - New,” you often get a list of recent files to choose from. The templates - which are presumably the reason you clicked “File - New” - are on another tab.
Sometimes you do get your templates first, but still, what are those existing files even doing in the dialog box for creating new files? You clicked File - New, right? Haven’t you already made it clear what you want to do?If you had wanted to open an existing file, you would have used the next command down on the File menu, which is “Open.”
The reason this happens are that the File-New dialog is the same dialog that appears on program start, and that it remembers what tab you used last. Whichever way you used it, Startup or File New.
Recycling dialog boxes is fine, but this one should at least start on the “New” tab every time so that when a user asks to create a new file, they see the options that are relevant to that task.