Carol Spears wrote: > On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 03:19:56PM -0600, Eric P wrote: > >>Maybe this deserves a bug report, but something I've noticed in >>2.3.6 is that it always alerts me that a 'A File Named ... Already >>Exists' upon saving any file regardless whether is truly exists or not. >> >>Can anyone else confirm this? Just create a new document and save >>and see what it says. >> > > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=309729 > Ulp, I should've done my homework before bugging the list.
> the fact that you noticed this bug means (to me) that you are really > giving this file selector a work out. > Well, the GTK file selector is barely useful in my opinion. I don't use KDE, but they've had their file selector in good working order for a couple years now. Even Crackdoze is better (ack!) > for me, i get that warning everytime i type in a new location to that > dialog. like i am working in /home/carol/images and want to save > something in /tmp so i type /tmp/image.xcf into the file selector to > save time and button pushing madness. But I get the false alert _anytime_ I save a new file. I'm not doing anything at all exotic as the initial bug reporter posted (or as you are doing). I just make a new file, try to save (in whatever is the current working directory), and I'm alerted. > > what i don't like, and i am finding it difficult to articulate (as you > will soon see, perhaps) is that when i am finally have the damn thing in > the directory i want to make the save in and i start to type the first > few characters, it gives me a list of files that are already named like > that. And directories! > the default response is to give you opportunity to save a > different image with the same name. more useful to me would be to be > able to save a new image and have the file selector understand that and > fill in the first few characters sequentially. Sequentially?? I guess I don't follow. > > what could i call that? like if you made it work with the <tab> so > pressing <tab> there would fill in similar characters but would stop > before suggesting saving over an existing image. what would that be > called? Hmm.... sounds similar to tab completion but a little different since tab completion will finally fill in the complete file name/directory if it's unique. > > it makes me wonder what the gtk+ developers are doing that they need to > save over existing files more often than making new ones. GTK excels in so many areas. I just wish they'd overhaul (again) the file selector. Oh well, I should stop bitching and help out, shouldn't I? So many projects... so little time. Eric P _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user