Re: Gnome-utils branched to gnome-2-14
- From: Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Gnome-utils branched to gnome-2-14
- Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 00:27:27 +0100
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" (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=325708) 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>
] [Thread Prev