[Usability] Thoughts about the file chooser


I was wondering: have you thought about replacing the whole file dialog with a single "drag files here" widget, or some kind of file list where you can drag the files to?

This could make sense if your priority is to offer a minimal interface, with no duplication of functionality. And would solve the problem where the application asks for a file, but you already have the file visible in another file manager (be it nautilus or not).

If dragging is too difficult, Gnome could provide a "send to" functionality (e.g. right-click file, the context menu opens, select "send to window", a window list opens, select the file chooser window). I implemented something like that in http://onefinger.sf.net.

Just I thought that occurred to me :-)

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