On Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 13:47:03,  Marc)(A.)(Lehmann  wrote:

> Whta made the old dialog so special was that you could just type in paths as
> you could elswhere in unix - namely via tab completion.

> For example replacing tab by enter completely wrecks this feature, as this
> is not at all intuitive, because enter usually means "do it" (either in
> the shell or in a dialog), so people are not quick at pressing enter and
> using it as a key to press oftentimes slows down considerably.

I can think of 2 or 3 ways of doing autocompletion that would be more
intuitive than how it's currently implemented - Enter is the last thing I
tried, because in all other software that offers autocompletion with the
help of an automatic drop-down (not just in file dialogs), Enter will
confirm the current selection and dismiss the dialog. (btw, there are other
things that GTK+2 just does bothersome differently from every other piece of
software I use - including differently from GTK+1 programs).

> It seems sven's standpoint is that this just needs to some more
> experience, or learning the new way of using the dialog, but I have to use
> those dialogs for quite some time now, and I simply don't believe that
> I am too dumb or too stubborn for the new dialog, but that it's simply
> slowing me down at best.

I found it easier to use Windows' Exploder to navigate to the directory
where my images are and double-click the image there than to use Gimp's open
dialog (and I absolutely hate Explorer).

> [Agree with all of that. The great thing is, however, that bookmarks don't
> seem to collide with a text entry, so one could have both, which is just
> great, and a win-win situation].

IMHO, the bookmarks would be even more usable if they appeared at the top of
the list, not bottom - I've got a lot of network and physical drives, so I
need to scroll the list to get to the bookmarks (another argument for this
is that you can always create bookmarks for the default items in that list
if you want to have those at the top).

< Jernej Simoncic ><><><><>< http://deepthought.ena.si/ >

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