I just upgraded to ubuntu 18.04. When I go to open a file in Geany I need to follow the graphical paths and can no longer type a location. When there are 100 folders in a folder it is easer to type.
In the file open dialog, press Ctrl + L.
A location bar will appear. If you type a path, Geany will even provide auto-completion.
I use the VTE (embeded terminal) to open file(s) easily :
<f4>to get focus on the VTE
- type :
geany path/to/file.ext(use ″tab` like in a standard terminal to complete path)
<f2>to go back to editor : file(s) are now open in tab(s)
Easy & fast !