[Geany-devel] GtkFileChooser "recent" annoyance

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Tue Dec 20 22:16:06 UTC 2011

Hi Colomban,

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 5:18 AM, Colomban Wendling
<lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
> 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;

Since files that have been saved will only show the dialog if you use
"save as" thats reasonable, but the most common reason for the dialog
is saving a new file, and then there is no base directory so what

> 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 that is still useless (both Linux and Windows) :)

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



> Cheers,
> Colomban
> [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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