Re: Gnome-utils branched to gnome-2-14

Hi Shaun,

On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 16:32 -0600, Shaun McCance wrote:

> > The entry is really broken. See "Bug 325708 - Typing a path in the filename
> > entry does not work" ( for
> > details about the issue.
> Well, so, the entry is clearly labeled "Name".  So as far as
> I'm concerned, the user is trying to put a slash in the file
> name.  Technical limitations don't allow that, so we should
> provide reasonable error dialogs or whatever.
> Now, of course, what the user was really trying to do was
> enter a complete path.  Why?  Oh, probably because he's an
> old-skool *nix geek that likes typing paths.  I empathize
> completely with him.  I sincerely doubt he'll be any happier
> if you put everything behind a file chooser button.

Oh, you're right about that.

The file name entry is still confusing, though, because it seems to work
like the entry inside a file chooser, and it doesn't.  I'd like not to
confuse users, as well as I'd like to make the UI do exactly what they


Emmanuele Bassi - <ebassi gmail com>

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