Re: Directories/Files

> On Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 10:18:14AM +1000, Nathan Hurst <> said
> > 
> > I've often wondered why the file open stuff was different to the gmc stuff
> > - on the mac it was the same, why was the File Open dialog different to a
> > Finder window?
> > 
> AFAIK Windows 95 and later are the only operating systems to use the same
> component for opening/saving a file as the default filemanager, and there are
> some problems with this.  For a case study on the UI design of the Windows 95
> common file dialogs look at  
> Common dialogs are nice, but they must be implemented properly.

KDE has something similar, too.

Also, I never said we shouldn't do it properly.  ~,^

If done right, it could even be extensible/modifiable like the current
widget (well, just take more stuff onto it, but it works) without
changing any code.

> -- 
> Geoffrey Reedy                             
> "Unix-to-Unix Copy Program;" said PDP-1.  "You will never find a more
> wretched hive of bugs and flamers.  We must be cautious."
>                               -- DECWARS
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