Enter path in the "open files" dialog window



  • It seems I can only navigate by clicking the icons in the "open files" popup window.... is it possible to have a input box to type in, or paste, the path directly? Thanks.



  • The dialog is created by GTK3: GtkFileChooserDialog. Settings can be changed using dconf-editor.

    The command to switch to filename entry mode is:

    $ gsettings set org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser location-mode 'filename-entry'
    

    and back to default:

    $ gsettings set org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser location-mode 'path-bar'
    

    But due to a GTK3 bug, the setting is not persistent. The next time a GTK3 application is started, the value will be overwritten to default.

    Until this bug is fixed, the only way to switch to file-entry is to use the hotkey Ctrl+L.



  • You can also just type the path or paste directly in the address bar, preceding with file://
    eg
    file:///home/zhangdl/mytext.txt


 

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