Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121564
open dialog not usable
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
Description of problem:
I can no longer type file names into the file dialog box or use
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Unplug mouse.
2. Run gedit
3. Hit Alt-F O to open a file
4. Type the first few characters of the filename
5. Hit Tab
6. Hit enter.
The 'All Files / All Text Files' dropdown box opens
The file should have been opened.
This is a fairly serious regression in usability. Being able to type
into the dialog box isn't really a dispensable feature.
It seems the normal functionality _does_ exist but is hidden in an
easter egg -- try pressing Ctrl-L. That's not really very useful
though. It needs to be obvious, and preferably it needs to be in the
main dialog box.
Even if we can't have tab-completion in the main dialog box without a
user preference for it, then we should at least have the text entry box.
This is something that would be discussed/changed on the gnome.org
level, not in a Red Hat patch. It's already been talked to death
though so I'm not going to file a new upstream bug, you are welcome