** Changed in: gtk
       Status: New => Expired

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Title:
  the filename should be selected

Status in GTK+:
  Expired
Status in gtk+2.0 package in Ubuntu:
  Triaged

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: libgtk2.0-0

  When you bring up the gtk_open dialog the location bar gets by default the 
first item on the list which can be opened. This can be very handy if that file 
happens to be the same one you want to open,
  however if you wanted to open something else, you have to manually erase the 
location bar and then retype whatever you wanted.
  An easy fix for this, would be for the content of the location bar to be 
selected by default, that way if you want to type something else
  the text would be automatically replaced, without requiring the user to press 
backspace repeatedly.

  This bug is especially annoying if you happen to be a keyboard only
  user (being it by choice or necessity).

  Steps to reproduce this bug execute the following code on the console:

  mkdir ~/somefolder
  echo "some text" > ~/somefolder/firstone
  echo "some text" > ~/somefolder/secondfile
  echo "some text" > ~/somefolder/yetanother
  echo "some text" > ~/somefolder/lastone
  gedit ~/somefolder/firstone

  1. In gedit press Ctrl-O to bring up to open-file dialog
  2. If there is a location bar go to point 4, else go to point 3
  3. Press Ctrl-L to bring up the location bar, then press escape to close the 
dialog and go back to point 1
  4. The item "firstone" is in the location bar, however lets say you were 
actually interested in opening "secondfile",
      you need to delete the text and then press "s" for the location bar to 
complete "secondfile" for you, if the
     text were selected by default then you would only need to press "s" (no 
need to delete the text).

  I hope this explanation was clear enough, although this bug might seem 
unimportant to some, it slows down
  a lot one's workflow, especially if working with keyboard only, for example 
in kiosks where there is no mouse
  and frequently not even home/end keys, so you have to delete character by 
character.

  Regards,
  Alex

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