File->Import always uses ~/Desktop as the default path

Bug #441179 reported by Alex Valavanis on 2009-10-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Inkscape
Wishlist
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inkscape (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: inkscape

When I use File->Import, I expect Inkscape to use the path of the currently open file by default. However, it always defaults to ~/Desktop.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 1af93e18cbef28223ca5b4e96b1eb631
CheckboxSystem: da6ba67402e3a098955a433dcdf84e0c
Date: Sat Oct 3 09:42:33 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: inkscape 0.47~pre1-0ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-11.38-generic
SourcePackage: inkscape
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-generic x86_64

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: importing ui
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

I reported this, so I won't adjust the status. Any thoughts from upstream about the validity of this request?

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Inkscape 0.48 and 0.48+devel r9772 on OS X 10.5.8

> However, it always defaults to ~/Desktop

I cannot fully reproduce your problem: when starting Inkscape with new preferences file (default settings), the default path for the import dialog is '~', after that, it is the last used directory a file was imported from. So from my point of view, the feature request would be (based in the behavior of Inkscape 0.48, as seen on OS X):

- Add a preference like the one for 'Save as' ('Preferences > Saving: [x] Use current directory for "Save As…"') to optionally import always from the same directory as the current drawing (optionally because others might have different workflows, importing images e.g. from a dedicated or project-specific image folder).

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Ah, I didn't notice... in inkscape_0.48.0-1ubuntu1, the dialog defaults to the last used import location rather than "~/Desktop". I'll therefore close this report and open a separate one for the saving preferences request.

Changed in inkscape:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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