Bug 154377 - File/Open dialog doesn't have a sensible initial directory set
Summary: File/Open dialog doesn't have a sensible initial directory set
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: eog
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-11 08:27 UTC by Stephen Warren
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: eog-2.20.1-1.fc8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-11-12 01:48:56 UTC
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Description Stephen Warren 2005-04-11 08:27:02 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050323 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-1.3.1

Description of problem:
(I think this is a general Gnorm bug, but I observed it in eog, so I'm reporting it there initially)

When you launch eog from nautilus by double-clicking an image file, then in eog you select the File/Open or "File/Open Directory" menu options, the file chooser/selector dialog box always default to the user's home directory, not the directory last used in this dialog, or the directory containing the file currently being viewed.

The file chooser/selector's initial directory should match that of the currently displayed image, since that's where the user will most likely want to open a new image from, or somewhere close to there.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch eog from nautilus by double-clicking an image file not directly in the user's home directory.
2. Select File/Open menu option.


Actual Results:  Observer file selector/chooser's initial directory is always set back to the user's home directory.

Expected Results:  The file selector/chooser's initial directory should be set to the directory containing the image currently being viewed, or the directory of the last file opened using this method, not the "hard-coded" home-directory location.

Even if Gnome policy is that users always store files in their home-directory, as opposed to system-wide locations, there's still a good chance that the user will be organized and create sub-directories in their home directory. With the current force-home-dir method of the dialog, the user is forced to navigate to the real file location every time they use the dialog.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 21:45:32 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

Comment 2 Stephen Warren 2007-11-12 01:48:56 UTC
This has been fixed in F8, in eog-2.20.1-1.fc8.

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