GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 665297
Open/save dialog goes to “recently used” list by default
Last modified: 2011-12-01 15:44:01 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
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 658280 ***