Re: new file selector dialog?

On Fri, 2002-03-08 at 13:31, David Moles wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-03-08 at 05:53, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > 
> > All I'd ask is that there be some basic buttons to auto-jump to the
> > commonly used devices (floppy, CD) - the list should probably be pulled
> > from /etc/fstab or something.  For the average user coming from Windows,
> > the whole "Find /mnt/, then cdrom/, make sure it's mounted, then open
> > the file" is kind of a pain, and too complicated (we deal with some
> > really stupid/unwilling-to-learn people here at work).
> > 
> > It should be possible to add that without breaking the existing API,
> > either.
> Ick. (No offense.) So long as they're removable. It's very rare
> on my machine that I actually care about physical drives -- I think
> in the last five or six years of using *nix I've used a floppy other
> than a boot floppy no more than two or three times, and a CD-ROM
> other than a bootable installation/rescue CD about the same. I like
> the vaguely Evolution-esque mockup that mdew put up better, with
> the sidebar, particularly if the sidebar's modifiable.

That's the advantage of GNOME/Open Source.  ^,^  Yes, there probably
should be an option in the GNOME UI settings for turning off the
side-bar/whatever of the "links."  They should definitely be a standard
feature, tho.  While you may not use removable media at all, at work we
just issued 7 laptops to elected officials for, basically, no purpose
other than reading and dealing with board packets distributed on CD-ROM
(and e-mail and SupportWeb access).

Giving them easy access was a requisite.  Thus, the laptops all have
KDE, which already has the simple things like usable file selectors
taken care of.  ~,^ 

I really did like the gnome-file-selector tho.  Hopefully that gets
completed and becomes standard.  Another issue I (and many others) would
like to avoid is having 10 different file selectors for each app... it's
already too bad that we have GTK+ and KDE, and then all the GNOME/GTK+
apps that wrote their own file selectors because GTK+'s is so horrible.

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