[Geany-devel] GtkFileChooser "recent" annoyance

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Tue Dec 20 11:51:36 UTC 2011

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 7:52 PM, Thomas Martitz
<thomas.martitz at student.htw-berlin.de> wrote:
> Am 20.12.2011 05:07, schrieb Matthew Brush:
>> Hi,
>> Is anyone opposed to me committing the trivial patch attached here.  The
>> comment I think describes it well enough, and if you're using recent GTK+
>> 2.24.x you probably already know about it.
>> I didn't want to commit without asking since maybe some people will find
>> this new "feature"[1][2] useful, I personally find it extremely annoying,
>> but I wouldn't want to fix it at the expense of annoying others.
>> Cheers,
>> Matthew Brush
> I quite like that it starts in recently used. $HOME is never the right
> location to save for me, so I always need to click. And recently used is
> usually less clicks because the last folder in there.
> You add in the comment that "recently used" is only one click away. However,
> the same can be said about $HOME.
> Why is it so annoying to you? Do you often save in $HOME? "Recently Used"
> fixes an annoyance for me, and gnome page you linked describes it, that I
> save (accidentally) in $HOME.
> Slightly related: How do you make the file chooser (when opening a file)
> hide filename entry by default? In gtk+3 there's a dconf setting for it, but
> I don't know for 2.x.
> Best regards.

I agree with Thomas, home is never the right place to save, recent is
at least some chance of being right.

I suggest that if you add this Matthew, you make controlled by an
option.  I don't care which you make default.


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