Re: Open (helper application chooser) for iceweasel/icedove is too simple
On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 10:49:52PM -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?
They're the standard GNOME dialogs, and you're absolutely right. They fall
into the Microsoft Error: cool-looking, terrible usability. But apparently
GNOME is immune to user comments.
They are inferior (and this is embarassing) to the standard open dialog in
the Microsoft Foundation Classes.
Carl Fink firstname.lastname@example.org
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