Re: The gtk file selector once again

On Sun, Aug 11, 2002 at 11:20:42AM -0400, Allin Cottrell wrote:
> I realize that the issue of the GTK file selector has probably been
> done to death in previous discussions; nonetheless I'm foolhardy
> enought to want to throw in my two cents' worth.
> I don't have a problem with the appearance of the file selector in gtk
> 2.0 -- I'm not looking for snazz in a file selector and the current
> one seems quite well designed.  My problem is with the question of
> completion versus globbing.
> Now the GUI selector.  It seems it would be nice to have some
> counterpart to both globbing and completion at the shell prompt.  It
> may be possible to have both, but first let's think: Which of these
> facilities should have higher priority?  (I leave aside for the moment
> the issue of what users will *expect* to find, based on experience
> with other GUI file selectors.)

Allin, rather than complicating the Gtk fileselector with all these
features, why not just find the file using your file manager (which,
presumably, already does globbing, tab-completion, favourites and anything
else you might want) and drag directly into the application?

Since you've probably got a quick way of firing up a file manager already,
the saving from not having to use File->Open... means it'll probably be
quicker too. And, the user gets the same interface they're already used

Thomas Leonard
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