Re: [OT/Sometimes Windows is better] Horrible GNOME File Picker (Was: Open (helper application chooser) for iceweasel/icedove is too simple)
On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 14:47:52 -0000
marc <email@example.com> wrote:
> Erik Steffl said...
> > 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?
> In passing, I'll mention that the Windows' file manager Directory
> Opus 8  is something that the Nautilus, Konqueror and Krusader
> folk should examine. If Linux could get close to just its two pane
> setup, I would be a happy man. Add to Opus 8 the integration of
> TortoiseSVN, and Windows deals Linux a good few healthy blows.
For me Opus 8 is too bloated. Total Commander (former Windows Commander)
is much faster and there are a lot on nice plugins for it. But I don't
know what you mean by the two pane setup sentence. Krusader has that by
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.