On 17/9/09 17:22, Maximilian Albert wrote:
On 3/9/09 19:01, ~suv wrote:
> On 9/8/09 16:29, Maximilian Albert wrote:
>> Moreover, the folder is also stored on a per-save-basis, which might
>> be confusing if you are working with two documents simultaneously each
>> of which you want to successively "save as ..." in different folders
>> (because the dialog always presents you with the folder of the last
>> saved file). Should there be an option somewhere to always choose the
>> current folder and only remember the last used file extension or is
>> this overkill because such a workflow is unlikely?
> Any news on this? My issue with the new way the folder is stored on a
I just sent a patch in reply to an earlier email of yours, but in
another message you wrote that this wouldn't fully solve your issues.
I apologize for my lack of understanding, but could you restate what
exactly these issues are? AFAIU, it's related to not knowing the
location where a document was saved. But when I save a document the
full path is displayed in the windows title bar, so maybe I'm
misunderstanding your problem. Could you elaborate once again? Sorry
if I'm asking you to repeat yourself.
No, it's my fault - my two earlier messages are contradictory (in
hindsight) - consider the 3 weeks in-between as learning curve...
On 12/8/09 14:01, ~suv wrote:
Once the user saved a file to a certain location, it is used as
when calling 'Save as...' again. Works for me, but for those who adapted
their work flow to the old way? Big change. I think adding an option to
always default to the current working directory makes sense.
On 3/9/09 19:01, ~suv wrote:
To choose in the preferences between 'always use current
'always use last used folder' doesn't help as IMHO it often fits the
work-flow to use the recent folder.
Basically I learned to appreciate the 'last used folder' default (after
getting used to it). To have the choice 'last used folder' and 'always
current working directory' is be a viable option but would force me to
choose when I only miss a minor additional feature for the 'last used
How do you figure out in an easy way what the current working directory
(path to the currently open document) is - without unnecessarily
modifying it to be able to save it? There may be several reasons why you
want to know this - mine mostly was to avoid additional later
reorganization of the files in the file manager because a save/export
operation (e.g. in a second document window) placed the files in the
Scenario: open a document from the 'Open recent...' list
1) you want to export it (save a copy) to different formats in a folder
relative to its location
2) you want to extract embedded images into the same folder (no file
browser available - you need to know the path)
3) you want to open a related second drawing stored in a (sub-)folder of
the currently open drawing (but the file browser dialog opens in the
location of a project you worked on yesterday)
My preferred solutions would be
a) always display the full path in the window title
b) add a 'Current' location to the places in the gtk file chooser (like
home, system and templates)
Maybe you have a better idea or can show me existing alternatives? Or
convince me that no one else ever needs to know the $CWD ;-) ?
Thank you for considering my thoughts on this,