Love tasks for desktop lovers

Adam Petaccia adam at
Tue Dec 27 05:16:58 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-12-26 at 13:31 -0500, Lukas Sabota wrote:
> Alain Perry wrote:
> >Ok, so, after a bit of looking in the code of gtkfilechooserdefault, I
> >ended up finding what I needed. However, I need to be sure exactly as
> >to what is wanted here.
> >First of all, in order to be sure I haven't missed anything, I
> >understood the filechooser opens with the path of the working
> >directory set. This is $HOME when the user has opened the application
> >from the gnome menu, for example.
> >What we want the default to be is ~/Documents, but in which case ?
> >always ? or just when the working directory is $HOME ?
> >If you have any complementary remark, please let me know.
> >
> >PS: Sebastien, sorry for the private mail.
> >
> >--
> >Alain Perry
> >
> >  
> >
> I found it rather annoying that the filechooser opened to Documents by 
> default, so I changed my Docuemnts folder to Document.  I use my $HOME 
> folder much more than Documents.  This behaviour should be able to be 
> adjusted through GNOME, so you can choose your default folder.  It 
> doesn't make sense to hardcode a certain directory as the default.
I too find it annoying to default to Documents, simply because I don't
have many useful subfolders in there, and everything is based out of my
$HOME.  So I _always_ wind up going up a level.  For me, Documents is
storage, and rarely where I actively put stuff.
> Lukas
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