Bug 170389 - Cannot insert file into Evolution
Cannot insert file into Evolution
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk+ (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
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Reported: 2005-10-11 06:06 EDT by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-27 00:48:55 EST
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Description David Woodhouse 2005-10-11 06:06:39 EDT
I wanted to insert a file named 'asd' from my home directory into Evolution. (I
can actually see it on screen but unfortunately I'm using gnome-terminal so cut
and paste will corrupt tabs -- I have to insert the file directly)

I open the 'Insert: Text File' dialog box. I type 'a' 's' 'd' and Enter. The box
remains, while the disk churns. I repeat this three or four times and it
continues to ignore me. 

Finally, after about 30 seconds, it renders something in its right-hand pane; a
list of directories which are in my home directory. Encouraged by this
responsiveness at last, I try again -- typing 'a' 's' 'd' and Enter. 

The dialog box selects a directory named 'asdd' and is now showing me the
contents of that directory. This really isn't very useful.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2006-11-27 00:48:55 EST
Thank you for the bug report. However, Fedora Project no longer maintains this
version of the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug
if the problem persists.

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older
releases, and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the
problem against Fedora Legacy component
Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2006-11-27 06:10:48 EST
The file dialog box is still horridly broken in FC5 but seems better in FC6. 

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