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Old 12-29-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Change from default "Recently used" to some other directory in gtk file chooser


As the topic says.
This is driving me crazy.
I'd like to set my home folder to be the default in file open or file save dialog boxes in Gtk.
 
Old 12-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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In ~/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkfilechooser.ini

change
StartupMode=recent
to
StartupMode=cwd
"recent" and "cwd" are the choices available to the user. An app developer can set an arbitrary start up folder by calling gtk_file_chooser_set_current_folder ().
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:05 AM   #3
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In ~/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkfilechooser.ini

change
StartupMode=recent
to
StartupMode=cwd
"recent" and "cwd" are the choices available to the user. An app developer can set an arbitrary start up folder by calling gtk_file_chooser_set_current_folder ().
Ed
I've done that but it doesn't look like any applications use that setting. Most still use the "Recent folders" and some, like Medit use last used folder.
 
Old 12-30-2013, 12:39 PM   #4
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I've done that but it doesn't look like any applications use that setting. Most still use the "Recent folders" and some, like Medit use last used folder.
The setting works in Gimp on Slackware 14.1. It may not exist in older versions.

The GTK developers seem to change the file chooser regularly.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #5
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The setting works in Gimp on Slackware 14.1. It may not exist in older versions.

The GTK developers seem to change the file chooser regularly.
Ed
Ok, thanks for the info.
I'm still on Slackware 14 so looks like I'll have to live with this misfeature.
 
  


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