RE: filesel dialogs

Why not both ?

On the side of the save dialog, there is an icon and you can drag it to

What I would like to see in the file dialog is the ability to shortcut.
Sometimes it could be a pain to move from /home/user to /mnt/cdrom to
/usr/share/ etc... without talking about remote filesystems (mnt/windows/my

If you could have a list of shortcuts (That Nautilus could understand

I think the idea of having icons insteads of file names is good. Nautilus
does that already, so it is just a question of reading nautilus thumbnails.

Basically the dialog could be:

|----| tree Drop Down |------|
| file names , attributes    |
|                            |
|---| file name |------------|
|---|Filter     |----|Icon|--|

|----| tree Drop Down |------|
| file names |  Image Thumb  |
|            |               |
|---| file name |------------|
|---|Filter     |----|Icon|--|

Moving from Diag1 to Diag2 would be done by options.

Right clicking on a file should give you the same options as in Nautilus
(Rename, Permissions, Owner, Duplicate,...)

The Icon allow you to drag and drop to save. Right click on the icon allow
you to choose the icon.

The Tree drop down should be if you are in /:


or if you are in /home/user


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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Adams [mailto:madleech gmx net]
Sent: Thursday, 13 December 2001 4:22 
To: gnome-devel-list gnome org; gnome-2-0-list gnome org
Subject: Re: filesel dialogs

Manuel Amador wrote:

 >Having seen the latest screen shot of the suggested dialog box in 
GNOME 2, i
 >have only one thing to say (for the nth time).

Has anyone considered the ROX-Filer mehod?

for the unenlightened: To open a file, you just drag the file straight
into the window of the app you want to open it in. That or you double
click on it to launch the associated app.

To save a file, you click on File - Save and a tiny window pops up with
a name and icon. You can edit the name and extension, and then from
there you just drag the icon into the appropriate directory, or an icon
on the desktop or what ever.

see this image for an example of saving a file:
or this one for an example of loading a shell file:

All the code is there... would it be possible to integrate it into
Gnome, perhaps make it a user choice (traditional, mac, or ROX style
save boxes)?

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