Save As dialogue does not start in the document's current path

Bug #853396 reported by Yves Goergen on 2011-09-18
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Bug Description

When saving an opened document under a different name, at least on Windows it is common to get a file selection dialogue that starts off in the same directory where the opened document is saved. This is not the case in Inkscape. Some other unrelated directory is selected here when clicking "Save As" from the File menu. So I first need to navigate to the path where I want before I can continue the task.

Sorry, forgot this one:

Inkscape 0.48.2 on Windows XP.
(Is there really no metadata fields in this bug tracker?!)

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Please check the preference setting in 'Inkscape Preferences > Save': Did you uncheck the setting '[x] Use current directory for Save as…'?

It is enabled by default.

Or did you actually refer to the 'Save a copy as…'? That's tracked in
Bug #791098 in Inkscape: “"save a copy as" doesn't open the current folder”
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/791098>
and already fixed for the next stable release (0.49).

tags: added: saving
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

> Some other unrelated directory (…)

Not completely unrelated (at least to one's most recent workflow) - it's the last one used for saving as, stored in the preferences.

su_v (suv-lp) on 2011-09-18
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Incomplete

That setting is enabled. I didn't touch it anyway.

I did not refer to "Save copy as" but to "Save as".

It went to a directory that wasn't used since Inkscape was started. So it must be a directory from a previous session maybe days ago, and that is indeed unrelated. If it doesn't know where to start, it might as well start in my personal documents directory. (But in this case, the opened document's path is more relevant.)

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Not reproduced with Inkscape 0.48.2 on Mac OS X 10.5.8 (i386):
With default prefs (above mentioned option is checked), it works as expected if I open an SVG file from disk and use 'File > Save as…' to save it under a different name.

@Alvin or @JazzyNico - could you test whether it's a new regression in the Windows port of 0.48.2, or possibly a recurrence of bug #561375?

I cannot reproduce it either now. I didn't remember what I did when it was doing this. I just had no idea in what directory I was so I hit the Desktop button and went all the way down to the intended directory. Maybe it had some hiccup.

su_v (suv-lp) on 2011-09-18
Changed in inkscape:
status: Incomplete → New
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

> @Alvin or @JazzyNico - could you test whether it's a new regression in the Windows port of 0.48.2, or possibly a recurrence of bug #561375?

Tested on Windows XP, 0.48.2, and Save As starts from the original file folder, except when there's a dot in the path...
Proposing either to close this report invalid or to mark it as duplicate of Bug #408566 if it is related to the dot issue reported in Bug #853398.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

> Proposing either to close this report invalid or to mark it as
> duplicate of Bug #408566 if it is related to the dot issue
> reported in Bug #853398.

Based on the comments by David in Bug #769725 “The save as dialog gives wrong directory on Win32”, the issues with the current document path used in the 'Save as…' dialog are solved by fixing bug #408566.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Linking as duplicate to Bug #769725 “The save as dialog gives wrong directory on Win32” - please add a comment here and revert the duplicate status if you don't agree and think these are different issues.

(Bug #769725 is depends on bug #408566 getting fixed).

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