Evince "home directory"
mail at robertoragusa.it
Tue Nov 3 20:16:39 UTC 2009
Ed Greshko wrote:
> Besides, things are done in an inconsistent manner. For example, if I
> start "gnome-terminal" from the menus in a Gnome session it will start
> in $HOME. But, if I start it from the menus in a KDE session it will
> start in $HOME/Documents. To change the behavior I need to edit the
> menu item and change the "Work Path" since someone thought it would be a
> good idea to default to that directory.
So we actually have:
- the obvious base directory for the user ($HOME)
- the obvious base directory for that kind of files ($HOME/Downloads)
- the obvious preferred behavior chosen by the menu creator ($HOME/Documents)
- the obvious directory chosen by the user (where he saved last time)
And I actually still miss the best of all:
- the current working directory
If I'm in a console and type
I would really like that the save-as file selector would
_not_ open on the "obvious" places, but open in the current directory
(you know, it's called current for a reason).
Then, when I close oowriter, I run
and it should default to the cwd too. And so on.
Add to this that I would really like to open nonexistent files:
when abc.doc does not exist. In this way I can just save instead of save-as.
And it would be nice if the app let me save an empty document; so I can
save immediately before writing anything.
OK, I really had to say that. :-)
Roberto Ragusa mail at robertoragusa.it
More information about the users