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Re: GTK file selector

From: Jérôme Marant
Subject: Re: GTK file selector
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 22:23:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Reiner Steib <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Dec 14 2005, Jérôme Marant wrote:
>> I may be dumb but with the current GTK file selector, 
> [ See http://thread.gmane.org/439E24E2.1070201%40gmx.net for a related
>   discussion ]

Yes, I think this is a very good illustration of what's being

>> I did not find any way to view dotfiles and dotdirectories. So, I
>> was unable to open my .emacs nor to enter my .emacs.d directory.
> mouse-3 in the file list area (or however it's called), opens a "Show
> hidden files" checkbox.


>> Also, there is no textarea where I could enter a filename manually.
> Ctrl-l

Ah. I'll have to read docs in order to use GTK dialogs now ;-P

>> Is there something to configure I missed?
> ,----[ <f1> v use-file-dialog RET ]
> | use-file-dialog is a variable defined in `C source code'.
> | Its value is nil
> | 
> | Documentation:
> | *Non-nil means mouse commands use a file dialog to ask for files.
> | This applies to commands from menus and tool bar buttons.  The value
> | of `use-dialog-box' takes precedence over this variable, so a file
> | dialog is only used if both `use-dialog-box' and this variable are
> | non-nil.
> `----

I think I can switch back to C-x C-f ;-)

Jérôme Marant

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