Problems with current GtkFileChooserDialog usabilityFebruary 9, 2012 7:16 pm Uncategorized
Dear GTK devs I’ve been encountering some problems in the current behavior of the latest versions of GtkFileChooserDialog, so just in case It is me that I don’t understand the current behavior I’ll put them here:
- Right now when we want to open a file a in gedit the Recently Used item is selected. This is a really really bad behavior in my opinion for applications like gedit or gitg where we already provide a way to go to the recently used documents and what we really want is to show the directory where the user is working as it is highly probable that will want a file or directory from the directory it is working on or from one near to that one. Please recommend us a way to get back the previous behavior so we will not have to do crazy things like listening to map and unmap signals to place the right directory to show in our specific applications.
- Another problem that I have been encountering and I don’t know if it is a new feature or a bug, is that if I click on the list view of directories and I press enter in a directory, the new directory is opened but the focus changes to the Location entry instead of keeping it in the list view. Please let me know if there is some API or a way I can use to get the previous behavior back. If it is a bug I can even provide some patches.