Text editor default save directory

Bug #194904 reported by Fred on 2008-02-23
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
gedit (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu hardy (development branch)"

$ dpkg -l *gedit* | grep ii
ii gedit 2.21.1-0ubuntu3 official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment
ii gedit-common 2.21.1-0ubuntu3 official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment

The default directory to save files in the text editor (gedit) is in the users home directory.
i.e. /home/bob/

I propose to change it, to the "Documents" subdirectory which already exist.
So it gets saved to /home/bob/Documents/

Else, why do we have "Pictures", "Videos", "Music" and "Documents" directory in our home directory, if they are not for use?

Ed M (edjm) wrote :

confirmed on hardy, gedit 2.21.1-0ubuntu3

Changed in gedit:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gedit:
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, that's known upstream, you can read about it on http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=504067

Changed in gedit:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Low → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gedit:
status: Unknown → New

Last upstream comment:
Gedit remembers the last folder where a document was saved, so I think this
cannot be applied right now. Open the bug again if you think that the current
behavior is not the one expected.
This is why they marked it as "won't fix". Only one way is possible, to the problem is now to decide which should have the higher priority: Last directory or the "Documents" directory. Any ideas?

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

How about on default install, it points to Documents directory. Right after installation of Ubuntu.
Then when the user uses gedit, it will then point to the last directory used.

Another idea would be to point to last used directory, but revert to Documents directory every 30 days.

Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: New → Won't Fix
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