I have Debian 9 with xfce and installed zenity to use it to select directory paths. I use it in this way

zenity --file-selection --directory

The GUI selector looks as below. It has not the text input field where a user may put out directory paths. The path in the selector is made of buttons. How can I turn it to the text input field?

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I have seen a select box as below in a zenity tutorial.

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It actually has the field.

  • You use the buttons to navigate up/down/across the directory tree. – roaima Oct 21 '18 at 22:46
  • But I want to use the text input field. – trzczy Oct 21 '18 at 23:08

CTRL+L turns it. When the select box is displayed one may press it.

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