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Re: GTK file selector

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: GTK file selector
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 10:00:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 16:28:14 +0100 Frank Schmitt <address@hidden> wrote:

> Jérôme Marant <address@hidden> writes:
>> I usually prefer Emacs compiled with Athena widgets. Nonetheless,
>> I decided to give the GTK version a try, again.
>> I may be dumb but with the current GTK file selector, 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.
>> Also, there is no textarea where I could enter a filename manually.
>> Is there something to configure I missed?
> No, just hit / in the dialog, this gives you a small window where you
> can enter the path and filename. You can also use C-l to open the dialog
> box.

If you type any non-function or non-prefix key while the dialog is
foregrounded, it opens an even smaller text box with the value of the
key already inserted and the first entry in the current directory that
matches the value highlighted (as I just discovered by doing that on a

Steve Berman

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