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There is no way I can type/paste a file path when I use some Open File dialog:

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There is not right click option or anything. I use linux Mint XFCE 19.1:

linux@linux:~$ uname -a
Linux linux 4.15.0-20-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 24 06:16:15 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I had installed nemo and set it as the default file manager, then I uninstalled, but the Open File Dialog still does not allow me to type the file path.

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If the file dialog is based on the Gnome toolkit (Gtk), then you should be able to toggle the location popup using keyboard shortcut Ctrl+L

See GtkFileChooserWidget: The “location-popup” signal

  • BTW Ctrl+L is also used in Nautilus and some other file browsers. – Weijun Zhou Mar 15 at 3:13

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