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Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:59 pm
by InkKnife
I like most of the changes in LM18 but I find one to be extremely vexing. The new save dialog shows the old "Places" but under that, where the addition drives would be is now just a entry "Other Places" so now there is two extra clicks to get to the drives I store data on.
I have a small SSD which is devoted to just apps and the system and two spinning disks that I store my files on. How can I change this so I see the list of mounted drives like it was in 17.3?
It is really annoying to have to do the extra clicks every single time I go to save something.
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Additionally I would like to know why images are restricted to such a teeny tiny size here? Might as well just disallow images entirely if you are only going to allow images as big as a small postage stamp. Policies like this stopped making sense over 15 years ago when dial-up ruled the web.

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:55 pm
by Flemur
It is really annoying to have to do the extra clicks every single time I go to save something.
In Mint18 Xfce, I make bookmarks (I think they're called that) to directories on my separate data partition with thunar; then they show up under thunar's "places" and also show up in "Save As..." dialogs.

Apparently they're saved in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks:

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file:///mnt/DATA
file:///mnt/DATA/download
file:///mnt/DATA/movies
...etc...
So maybe make some bookmarks...?

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:16 pm
by Cosmo.
Regarding the screenshots:

The problem is the file size. Unluckily the screen-shots with the default methods get done in PNG-format; this creates easily files with more than 100 kb size. Convert them to JPG, that should - with a rather strong compression setting - help.

Other solutions: Either install shutter, which allows you to store in JPG-format at once or upload the pictures to a picture-hoster.

There is another problem with your post: You did not tell, which desktop environment you use. If you don't know open a terminal and enter:

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inxi -Sz
Paste the output here.

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:44 pm
by JosephM
As someone posted earlier if you make your external drives a bookmark then they will show in the sidebar of the gtk3 open/save dialog. In nemo you just right click them in the sidebar and choose "Bookmark".

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:58 pm
by InkKnife
Cosmo. wrote:Regarding the screenshots:

The problem is the file size. Unluckily the screen-shots with the default methods get done in PNG-format; this creates easily files with more than 100 kb size. Convert them to JPG, that should - with a rather strong compression setting - help.

Other solutions: Either install shutter, which allows you to store in JPG-format at once or upload the pictures to a picture-hoster.

There is another problem with your post: You did not tell, which desktop environment you use. If you don't know open a terminal and enter:

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inxi -Sz
Paste the output here.
File size is not the issue. The forum restricts by dimension, not length.

Oops, my bad, this is in Cinnamon. Adding my other drives as bookmarks would make them appear redundantly in Nemo, which I also do not want. Mounted drives continue be displayed correctly in Nemo, it is in the save dialogs where I find the problem.
This is what I see in the save dialog:
http://i.imgur.com/dIe71RX.png

This is what I see in the Nemo sidebar:
http://i.imgur.com/MBQNDP5.png

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:53 pm
by hpmc13
I'm with InkKnife on this one. I know exactly what you mean and why it's annoying. The new "Save As..." dialogue utterly annoying and feels like *gasp* Windows.

I, for one, rarely use the "Places" locations as all of my data resides on separate partitions. The lack of this kind of crap is exactly why I started using Linux. I know how to partition a drive and put files where I want them. Please stop making it hard for me to so just so you can try to protect those who don't.

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:39 pm
by InkKnife
Is this a Cinnamon issue or a Nemo issue?

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:09 am
by tenfoot
Same thing happens in Caja (LM18 MATE)

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:21 am
by Cosmo.
InkKnife wrote:File size is not the issue. The forum restricts by dimension, not length.
Example by me: Do you call it tiny? A click on the picture and you see every detail.

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:57 am
by JosephM
InkKnife wrote:Is this a Cinnamon issue or a Nemo issue?
Neither. That is a gtk3 dialog and isn't handled by Mint devs at all. This complaint needs to go to the Gnome/Gtk developers.

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:25 pm
by InkKnife
JosephM wrote:
InkKnife wrote:Is this a Cinnamon issue or a Nemo issue?
Neither. That is a gtk3 dialog and isn't handled by Mint devs at all. This complaint needs to go to the Gnome/Gtk developers.
That is a shame, those dudes are not interested in input or criticism.

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:31 pm
by hpmc13
InkKnife wrote:That is a shame, those dudes are not interested in input or criticism.
Again, I'm very much in agreement with you. I find it particularly vexing as the "Documents," "Videos," Pictures," etc. directories were deleted from my home folder a long time ago. I do not use them, nor do I care to have empty directories littering my home folder.

How does one complain to the Gnome/Gtk developers?

Re: Getting Rid Of "Other Places" In Save Dialog?

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:06 pm
by InkKnife
hpmc13 wrote:
InkKnife wrote:That is a shame, those dudes are not interested in input or criticism.
Again, I'm very much in agreement with you. I find it particularly vexing as the "Documents," "Videos," Pictures," etc. directories were deleted from my home folder a long time ago. I do not use them, nor do I care to have empty directories littering my home folder.

How does one complain to the Gnome/Gtk developers?
You can give it a try. My impression of the Gnome project is that it is a very top down, not community driven project that is not...er...receptive to input.