In the previous versions of gedit, I was able to open the file directly by entering the full path of file in open window dialog box. But now, I have to browse to the folder manually before I can open the file. Is there a way to enable the full path functionality?

  • I was having the same problem with nautilus, but I was able to solve it by entering command gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry true Commented Oct 17, 2018 at 11:16

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I found the answer. When the open file dialog box is open, pressing Ctrl+L opens the Enter Location or URL field in which you can enter the full file path to open the said file directly.

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    But why-oh-why is there not a more obvious way to do this thing!!??
    – crobar
    Commented Sep 23, 2019 at 15:10
  • Why isn't that the default when you paste text into the text field!?
    – BCS
    Commented Jun 11 at 20:26

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