In Ubuntu and Kubuntu 11.10 I see changes in behaviour of GTK file chooser dialog. When I try to open new file (second, third etc, not first in editor) dialog show "Recenty used" section. It is very unsuitable for me, in 10.04 dialog shows folder where located previous open file. Anybody knows how i can bring back old behaviour?
To my knowledge, this is a "feature" of GTK+ 3.x, and I'm not so certain it can be changed.
If I find a solution I will update my answer, but for now I don't know of any (other than reporting a bug).
I believe I may have found a partial solution. It's not a permanent one unfortunately.
- Navigate to
- Change the
last-folder-urivalue to the folder of your choosing, for example
- Your file chooser dialogues should now use this folder by default. However, they will revert to recently used if you use the dialogue but do not actually open/save a file.
As this is rather tricky, here is another possible solution (partial):
- Open a file (from the folder you want to use).
- Save a file (save as) to the folder you want to use.
- Close gedit. This will only work if you actually open a file from a folder and save to a folder. If you open the dialogue and don't do anything, it will revert when you close it. There is no way around this.
I was also bugged by this behaviour and gave it a closer look during the last days.
I have found only one of the GTK3 applications so far that always brings up Recently Used at fresh start: Gedit. All other apps I have tested (Totem, Eog, Evince, File-Roller, ...) start with a "normal" folder in their file chooser (tested with fresh guest session).
So I did a small patch that makes Gedit fall back on the Home folder instead of Recently Used: http://pastebin.com/GhXCRzNV
I can also provide a debdiff if requested, or create a PPA.