Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71306
".." TAB in file selector is confusing
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
if you wish to go back, it's natural for me to type .. TAB. the file selector
does not seem to understand the meaning of ".." in the Unix file system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. fire up a file selector
2. enter /u TAB .. TAB
Actual Results: the folder list contains . and ..
the text entry widget contains "..", with the cursor positioned at the beginning.
Expected Results: the file selector should have gone up a level.
it's also interesting that if you type Return, the result will be returned to
the application verbatim. I don't think it makes sense to return relative paths
when the path starts absolutely.
i.e., "../../bin" is OK, but "/usr/X11R6/lib/../bin" is probably not wanted nor
the testing was done with gtk2-2.0.6-1
(I don't really like the patch in there ... it is a "bandaid"
patch" ... I'd rather understand what has changed betweeen GTK+1.2
This was fixed in 2.2.