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Re: Open (helper application chooser) for iceweasel/icedove is too simple

On Wed, 2007-01-03 at 22:49 -0800, Erik Steffl wrote:
>    Not sure if it's standard gtk/gnome file open dialog, but it's the 
> one used to pick application when opening an attachement and downloading 
> files (it's probably used in other places as well).
>    The dialog has two parts - left part has shortcut to user home dir, 
> desktop and filesystem, right side has list of files/directories.
>    it is not possible to just write in the file (like it is common with 
> other file open/save dialogs) which is VERY annoying, e.g. if I want to 
> open a text file using gvim I have to figure out where gvim is and click 
> all the way there, instead of just typing gvim (and assume it's in path).
>    is there any way to configure these? are these standard gnome file 
> open dialogs?
>    TIA,
> 	erik

Have you tried what happens if you start typing the filename in?

Those dialogs are a bit confusing indeed, but once you are used to them,
they are not so bad.


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