Is there a way to change file picker dialog path input? I would like to type the path myself instead of clicking buttons to specify the destination path. In Nautilus I can hit Ctrl+L, to show the path text box. In Save page as dialog the same shortcut takes me to name text box.
In Ubuntu 12.04 and up, you can use Ubuntu Tweak to set by default the address bar in Nautilus.
So, open Ubuntu Tweak, go to Tweaks tab, select File Manage and put ON this field: Use the location entry instead of the pathbar:
From terminal you can make the same thing using the following command:
Now, when you are in the Save File window dialog, in the field Name, if you insert an absolute for the file to be saved, that file will be saved in that path:
And when you are in the Open File window dialog, in the field Location, if you insert any location path do you wish and press Enter, you will be directed to that location
I have my nautilus set to always show the location bar instead of the buttons and in Firefox, I see the location bar by default too (what you want, I believe).
To do this you have to change a gconf/dconf entry.
Up to Ubuntu 11.10:
From 12.04 LTS and up:
You might need to restart nautilus (with
This setting is now, in later vers of Ubuntu, changed with the dConf editor. Changing as above does not work. info about dconf v gconf: When to use gconf vs dconf?