gedit filechooser box

Pix pix at
Fri Sep 24 04:41:27 UTC 2004

On 24 Sep 2004, at 05:32, John wrote:

> Don Korte wrote:
>> the gedit filechooser box does not have (at least an obvious) way to
>> select filesystem directories that are not under the user's home
>> directory.
>> i want to edit /etc/hosts -- i can do it by right-clicking /etc/hosts 
>> in
>> nautilus and selecting "open in editor", or can drag it into gedit, 
>> but it
>> seems like i should be able to choose it somehow from within gedit.
>> the older gedit (ie gnome 2.6) that i have on my FC2 machines has a
>> "filesystem" option that i can select then i can go anywhere in the 
>> file
>> structure.
>> i seem to remember some posts on the gnome boards a while back about 
>> this,
>> but i don't remember the "answers"
>> thanks
> This needs to be fixed. I used it for the first time in years, in 
> preparing my latest install report, and when it came to including 
> files I put in /tmp I just gave up on it.
> Since I could find no other editor in the menus I resorted to the 
> commandline and vim.
> I'm happy with vim (but gvim is better), I use it more than any other 
> text editor, but in the interests of testing U I was trying to use 
> what comes to hand.
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Weird... I don't have that problem in GEdit. It just has the 
'filesystem' option there for me on the left of the file chooser. On 
both computers I installed it on (one x86, one ppc).

Pix x

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