searching inside the GtkFileChooser

Some time ago I read that hackers should try not to use the terminal for a time and doing every task via graphical applications. I’ve realized that I’m really used to do this when opening a file:

  • click on the open dialog
  • Go to a terminal and type locate -i mycoolfile
  • copy that text
  • go back to the file selector dialog
  • press Control+L
  • paste the full location

So if I want to use only UI apps, I need this patch for adding search to GtkFileChooser (it is against gtk-2-4 brach because I’m very lazy). It uses the gedit output window again, and I’m finding it very useful. Maybe the UI part is not good, but what do you think about the whole stuff?

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