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Bug 665297 - Open/save dialog goes to “recently used” list by default
Open/save dialog goes to “recently used” list by default
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 658280
Product: gtk+
Classification: Platform
Component: Widget: GtkFileChooser
Other Linux
: Normal major
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Assigned To: gtk-bugs
Federico Mena Quintero
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-12-01 15:38 UTC by Peter Hardman
Modified: 2011-12-01 15:44 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
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Description Peter Hardman 2011-12-01 15:38:40 UTC
This behaviour is new in recent versions of GTK+. It's incredibly annoying - filechoosesr should either be configurable by the user, open in the user's home directory or open in the last-used directory. Preferably the last.

Definitely not some random list of files. If I wanted to open a recently used file I would use the application's 'recently used list' or navigate to it.

If Gnome developers think they shoild cater for dummies they must make things configurable for the other 99.9% of users
Comment 1 Emmanuele Bassi (:ebassi) 2011-12-01 15:44:01 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 658280 ***