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Re: use-file-dialog

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: use-file-dialog
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 17:43:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/22.1.90 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, Feb 23 2008, address@hidden wrote:

> Where the heck can I get use-file-dialog in the settings in order to switch
> OFF this annoying popup file selection window.
> Cant a developer have a tickbox with the option on this popup menu to leave us
> with CLI file open?

The file dialog pops up only when using menus or tool bar buttons.  If
you use `C-x C-f', you won't see it.

,----[ <f1> v use-file-dialog RET ]
| use-file-dialog is a variable defined in `src/fns.c'.
| Its value is t
| Documentation:
| *Non-nil means mouse commands use a file dialog to ask for files.
| This applies to commands from menus and tool bar buttons even when
| they are initiated from the keyboard.  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.
| You can customize this variable.

> Every time I install a system I have to change this for every user and it is
> always difficult to find.
> Is it not possible to have the settings remain in the user's .emax directory
> in order that upgrades do not reset all the previous settings?
> Emacs is very configurable, but at least the user settings must be remembered
> accross versions.

What's wrong with (setq use-file-dialog nil) in `~/.emacs' (or use

Bye, Reiner.
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