[Geany-devel] GtkFileChooser "recent" annoyance

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Tue Dec 20 18:18:43 UTC 2011

Le 20/12/2011 05:07, Matthew Brush a écrit :
> 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.

While I agree the recent list is not useful most of the time (probably
even annoying since I don't know that dir) for me either, I doubt $HOME
is really best.

I see 2 alternative, and I think better, choices:

1) use the basedir of the currently opened file;
2) use the "current dir" (e.g. dir from where Geany was started) [1].
   AFAIK this will be $HOME for panel/shell-launched apps.

And maybe add an hidden option in case ppl actually like the GTK feature?


[1] maybe not on Windows where I think the "current dir" is always the
binary location?

> Cheers,
> Matthew Brush
> [1]
> https://live.gnome.org/DocumentCentricGnome/Help%20the%20user%20choose%20a%20place%20to%20put%20a%20new%20file
> [2] I think we can safely assume Geany users (ie. programmers) already
> know how to manage files :)
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