File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)

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File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)

Post by TL7 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:43 pm

The file saving dialogue in Windows has a path bar. Also the folder selector has one.

There are also the inferior types of file/path selector in Windows, which only shows the tree menu, however.

But the file saving dialogue in Linux also has no path bar for navigation.

In some occasions, the file name bar can be used to navigate to a path, but that is no replacement for the full path bar.

The file saving manager of Windows is also equipped with Windows Search (also offers search for file attributes and properties) and the full main Windows Explorer user interface.
BUT LINUX IS NOT WINDOWS!!! :x :x :x
Why not remove internet connection altogether then? Why does Linux connect to the Internet then?

The file saving manager of Windows has a higher useability. Why should Linux not have some functionality from it then? Because Linux is not Windows?

Firefox is not Internet Explorer!
Why has Mozilla implemented the URL bar then?!

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Re: File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)

Post by xenopeek » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:57 pm

If this is a feature request for the MATE desktop, you'll have to make it to the MATE desktop developers: https://mate-desktop.org/. First search if a similar request has been made already. This forum is for getting and giving support from/to other Linux Mint users.
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Re: File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)

Post by gm10 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:10 pm

xenopeek wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:57 pm
If this is a feature request for the MATE desktop, you'll have to make it to the MATE desktop developers: https://mate-desktop.org/. First search if a similar request has been made already. This forum is for getting and giving support from/to other Linux Mint users.
MATE is just the desktop, the file dialogs are provided by GTK+ and Qt, depending on the application, and thus the suggestion would have to be directed at the respective developers of those. I suppose he's talking about Qt applications here because GTK+ most certainly has that breadcrumbs path bar.

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Re: File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)

Post by JosephM » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:47 pm

The other pathbar can be accessed in the Gtk file chooser/saver by using Ctrl+L over the window.
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Keyboard shortcut.

Post by TL7 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:07 pm

Hello.

I just tried out F6 and Ctrl+L, which are common browser keyboard combinations and work on Windows Explorer as well.

Ctrl+L gives one a blanked path bar on the file selection/saving dialogue. Not ideal, but still great. :mrgreen:

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Re: File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)

Post by TL7 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:08 pm

JosephM wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:47 pm
The other pathbar can be accessed in the Gtk file chooser/saver by using Ctrl+L over the window.

Thanks. Sorry for posting before reading this, which already mentions CTRL+L.

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Re: File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)

Post by smurphos » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:51 am

gm10 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:10 pm
xenopeek wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:57 pm
If this is a feature request for the MATE desktop, you'll have to make it to the MATE desktop developers: https://mate-desktop.org/. First search if a similar request has been made already. This forum is for getting and giving support from/to other Linux Mint users.
MATE is just the desktop, the file dialogs are provided by GTK+ and Qt, depending on the application, and thus the suggestion would have to be directed at the respective developers of those. I suppose he's talking about Qt applications here because GTK+ most certainly has that breadcrumbs path bar.
Anyone any idea how to show hidden files/folders in the QT file picker...it drove me slightly nuts for a while that Ctrl-H doesn't work in the QT based KeepassXC. I've seen mention of Alt-. as a shortcut but that doesn't work either.

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Re: File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)

Post by gm10 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:15 am

smurphos wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:51 am
Anyone any idea how to show hidden files/folders in the QT file picker...it drove me slightly nuts for a while that Ctrl-H doesn't work in the QT based KeepassXC. I've seen mention of Alt-. as a shortcut but that doesn't work either.
I'm not aware of any keyboard shortcuts, but you can right click the file list to show hidden files (and folders).

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Re: File saving dialogue has no path bar. (feature suggestion)

Post by smurphos » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:19 am

gm10 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:15 am
I'm not aware of any keyboard shortcuts, but you can right click the file list to show hidden files (and folders).
:oops: WATIA - thanks gm10.

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Another notice

Post by TL7 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:10 pm

Windows has separate file path and filename bars.

The latter can be used for filtering files using wildcards.

Example: M*.og* does list all files starting with M* and ends with .og*, examples:
  • Mike Perry — The Ocean.ogg
  • Me at the zoo.ogv

Additionally, Windows also allows hiding the file view and only show the path bar and the file name bar, probably to save ressources.

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