I have a usability problem with the "Open file" dialog.
The questions would be:
- Is there any way out? E.g. can I disable the autocomplete?
Otherwise, I might post a bug report..
- Why does this happen?
Which package / component is responsible for this dialog?
(so I know where to report it)
I'm on LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) with Cinnamon. The problem happens in the "Open file" dialog i get in GEdit, Chromium, etc.
I don't know which exact package is responsible for the Open file dialog - Cinnamon, Gnome, Nemo or something else. Maybe someone could confirm if this happens in other distros / desktops.
Thus, I also don't know if this is better suited for unix.stackexchange or for askubuntu.
Steps to reproduce:
- Hit Ctrl+O in an application (browser, gedit, other) to open the "Open file" dialog.
-> The dialog contains a file browser area, and at the top, a text field for file name / path.
-> focus is on the text field.
- Click into the file browser area
-> this will set the focus on the file browser area
- Start typing
-> this will search in the list of files in the file browser area
- Hit the up/down arrow keys
-> this will move the current selection up and down in the file browser area
- When a directory is selected, hit Enter
-> this will let the dialog dive into that folder.
-> PROBLEM: Now the focus is back on the text field!
-> A dropdown with autocomplete suggestions appears.
- Start typing.
-> this will type in the text field, instead of searching in the file browser
- Hit TAB.
-> this will select an autocomplete option, instead of jumping to the file browser
- Hit the down arrow key.
-> This will go down into the autocomplete dropdown, instead of to the file browser area.
This is all quite painful to me. I like to focus on the file browser area, but the dialog won't let me :(