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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 12:34 pm    Post subject: quick file search!! Reply with quote

what is still missing is a quick-file-search, I mean to be able to search file
by typing symbols... the same things that Alt+S does in Midnight commander..

any idea when such thing will be available
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the dropshadows work just fine, but opening the file selector crashes all gtk2 apps on my box (even when recompiled with the patched gtk)

any hints ?? ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grzewho, you're not using GNOME 2.5, are you?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, this thing is still not in 2.3.1?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OddFox wrote:
grzewho, you're not using GNOME 2.5, are you?


no, just few gtk2 apps like the gimp, gftp, gqview...

what`s your point ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devsk wrote:
So, this thing is still not in 2.3.1?


IIRC, the Break My Gentoo builds have these patches or similar functionaility...

And grzewho, I dunno really, after I posted I should've deleted because I realized that I had no idea where I was going with that. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: GTK+2 Menushadows and Improved File Selection Reply with quote

symbiote wrote:
I've always wanted window/menu shadows, and found the standard gtk file selection dialog to be, well, ugly. I found a couple of patches that improves GTK2+ by adding menu shadows and a more detailed file selector.


Great job, Symbiote. The ebuild worked like a charm after I re-emerged all of my GTK2 engines.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can somebody please answer this basic question:

Is the new enhanced file selector available for gtk+2.3? BMG ebuilds are for 2.2.4.

Is there any file selector available for gtk+2.3.1 which shows hidden files? default one doesn't, even if you select "show hidden files" in gnome conf option(/desktop/gnome/file_views/show_hidden_files).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devsk,

to put it simply NO. gtk+-2.3.x is the development branch for gtk+-2.4. There is a major rewrite of the file-selector dialog going on, which should, upon completion, offer a much more robust and customizable dialog. The hacks which work for gtk+-2.2 are simply hacks, albeit nice hacks. The problem is the API- any gtk+ apps which have not been rewritten, which means the vast majority, to take advantage of the new gtk+-2.3.x dialog, which is as yet unfinished, is stuck with a very primitive dialog until the app has been adopted to the new API.


Under gtk+-2.3.x apps can implement the file dialog as they see fit configuring which buttons and checkboxes and their corresponding functionality are present and how they visually appear. The hacked gtk+-2.2 simply adds certain things to the standard file-selector dialog and because it is a "brute-force" add-on each and every app using gtk+2.2 automatically gets the new file dialog. This behavior ends with the advent of gtk+-2.3. The API being worked on is superior, but is still immature, and all apps need to be rewritten to take advantage of the new functionality and configurability. Only a tiny subset of the apps in BMG's gnome-current(2.5.x) are actually USING the new API.

I believe the gconf option
"show hidden files" in gnome conf option(/desktop/gnome/file_views/show_hidden_files).

is only in regard to the GNOME/metacity/nautilus desktop background- it should have no bearing on the file-selector dialog.
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