Re: file open dialog settings?

On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 01:15:46PM +0100, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-09-13 at 12:18 +0400, Stanislav Maslovski wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > Are there any user-level settings to the file open dialog
> > to make it faster on large directories?
> no.

That is a pity.

> the goal is to make it faster

Oh, there IS such a goal. Nice.

How about adding a background thread that will go through the
files in a directory while the other one will show the files
that have been processed so far and will let user to start
working on them? Currently one has to wait until all files
in a directory are processed.

>not provide options to unfuck applications

Well, having an option to disable filetype guessing by
opening and reading files could speed up the dialog a lot,
even with its current design.

> > Firefox when opening /usr/bin is extremely slow.
> Firefox should not do something that dumb, and use the infrastructure
> that GTK and GNOME provide to access the list of available applications
> that advertise themselves as capable of opening the MIME type of the
> file that is being downloaded. opening in /usr/bin is completely
> idiotic, and this has been pointed out many times - even to the mozilla
> developers.

I agree that using MIME infrastructure in this particular case is
beneficial, however I mentioned firefox and /usr/bin only as an example.
There are other apps that need to open files residing in large directories. 


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