Re: [gnome-love] New feature

Ross Burton wrote:

On 25 May 2001 09:03:22 +1200, Luke Hutchison wrote:

Quite simply, a file icon is added to the Save As dialog box which may
be dragged to
   (a) a File Manager window, or
   (b) another application.

Hmmm.  Personally, I can see the benefit of a), but b) just strikes me
as wrong. Save As does just that - it saves the document to a file.
"Saving" to another program should (IMHO) involve cut/copy/paste or
Bonobo-esque embedding, which removed the need for b) in the first

I also see a) as a great advantage, but not necessarily b), although I would have no objection to it being there - I wouldn't have to use it! However, adding a feature like this seems to be a good opportunity to improve the Save As dialog, considering GNOME apps are still using the standard and rather bad Gtk+ one - so either Gtk+ needs a better one, or Gnome needs to provide its own. The latter would require code changes, but then the former likely would as well.

Although with any luck there's a good file selector in Gtk+ 2.0 - or there will be. Anyone know if they're doing this. I hate to say it, but look at the save and open dialogs in KDE...

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