Slight Recent Change in File Choice Dialogs in Xfce 4.8

kenneth marken kemarken at
Tue Nov 8 23:10:57 CET 2011

On 08. nov. 2011 22:58, Gilbert Sullivan wrote:
> This is a minor point, but somewhat of a usability issue for me -- well,
> more a tiny annoyance than a real usability issue.
> Example:
> I am in an application and hit<Ctrl>-O to open a new file. The file
> chooser dialog which appears has recently started showing something it
> didn't used to show -- Search and Recently Used categories in the left
> pane of the dialog -- above the stuff that I actually want.
> My methods of working don't make it useful for me to have these two new
> "Places" forced upon me. I try to keep my hands on the keyboard. I can
> navigate to the lower set of of locations (User, Desktop, File System,
> etc.) by hitting<Shift><Tab>  twice and then using the down arrow, but
> it takes a number of keystrokes that I didn't use to have to bother
> with. I'm used to being deposited at the user home location.
> Is there a way to turn off the presentation of these two items (Search,
> Recently Used) in these dialogs -- or, alternatively, to simply cause
> the focus of the chooser to be at the home user directory location? I've
> been looking in Thunar settings and in the configuration files for
> various parts of Xfce, but haven't come across anything at all that
> seems to apply.
That dialog is from GTK i think, not Xfce.

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