Re: Kmail 1.9.1 (KDE 3.5) 'save attachments' productivity loss
On Monday 23 January 2006 04:36, Tim Ruehsen wrote:
> I just updated to KDE 3.5 / KMail 1.9.1. When selecting 'save
> attachments' on a mail with 2 or more attachments, a directory
> selector/requester pop's up. It asks me for a directory to save the files
> into. BUT:
> * I can't access my bookmarked directories. This makes the process of
> selecting a directory much slower.
This is because the widget used doesn't support bookmarks. You could file a
wish list bug against the directory chooser widget, or you could add your
bookmark to the left hand pane by right clicking and selecting "Add
> * I can't see any files in the selected directory. This cuts me off from:
> - a quick view into the directory (my decision to create a new
> directory might be based on the contents).
> - removing/renaming single files before I press OK (for saving).
Since the widget is designed to choose a directory, it was designed to only
show you directories. Again, you could file a wish list bug against the
widget, but I'd suspect it would be tagged won't fix. But I'm not the one
who makes that decision, so I could be wrong.
Regarding renaming or removing single files, how would you know which file
you're renaming or removing? I mean, which of the files that you're
saving? That's the reason the directory chooser widget was chosen: since
there is more than one file to be saved, it can't let you rename them. If
you want to rename as you save, select them one at a time (by right
clicking on the attachment) and choose save as. This will allow you to use
your favorites folders, as well as see files, rename files, etc. But I
guess you already know that, based upon your "2 or more attachments"
> Since I use this feature up to several times a day, this loss of
> productivity really annoys me.
> Is there a switch to enforce getting a file selector?
> If not: Would this be more a wishlist item or a minor/normal bug?
> Are there any other people who dislike the new 'feature'?
> Regards, Tim
Out of curiosity, what did it work like before?
Hope this helps some,