George Farris wrote:

>> Indeed. You are right. This is recent, isn't it ? What is the use of CTRL-L now ? >> However, there is no visual hint that typing the filename will do something. Having the text entry field would make it clear.
> Not to put to fine a point on it but almost very application out there
> including GIMP has key combos that are not visible.

Of course they do, and I don't think anyone objects to having them. The problem is that you need to use an undocumented and very non-obvious procedure to accomplish something that was easy and obvious before.

The GTK team deserves credit for taking up the considerable challenge of making a more usable desktop. But in this case they've blown it: they fixed something that IMHO was not broken, for the sake of the non-technical users they hope to attract to the GNOME platform, and at the expense of *actual* users who, for the most part, have no trouble typing /path/to/whatever and would like to be able to do so with a minimum of fuss.

Matt Gushee
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