filechooser dialog: double-clicking surprise

Bug #11983 reported by norjaidi on 2005-01-17
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Thom May

Bug Description

Depending on the font size and dialog size, the last visible entry in the list
of files presented to the user may be only partly visible. Clicking on such item
will scroll the list up, revealing the next item in the list of files. If that click
initiates a double-click, the second click will miss the intended target and hit
a wrong one!

Thom May (thombot) wrote :

This is a design decision in the gtk file chooser dialog, reassigning to gtk to
further the discussion.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

I'm not sure to understand the description. Could you make a screenshot of the
dialog concerned ?

norjaidi (jaidi) wrote :

Created an attachment (id=1115)
Firefox file dialog

Note in the attachment, the entry for "sbin" is only partially visible.
Double-clicking on "sbin" will open "share", because the first click will
scroll "sbin" up, revealing "share". Only a small minus in usability, but
we want our beloved Firefox to be flawless :)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

this is not a GTK fileselector, reassigning to thom

Ernst Sjöstrand (ernstp) wrote :

Wouldn't it be easier to include the patch for a GTK fileselector?

Thom May (thombot) wrote :

(In reply to comment #5)
> Wouldn't it be easier to include the patch for a GTK fileselector?

Yes, those patches are awaiting review.

Thom May (thombot) wrote :

 mozilla-firefox (1.0+dfsg.1-2ubuntu4) hoary; urgency=low
   * Fix alternatives priority to 85 (Ubuntu #4801)
   * Use startup notification (Ubuntu: #4984)
   * Don't set LD_ASSUME_KERNEL for old java VMs, they won't run on Ubuntu
     anyway (Ubuntu: #5636)
   * Don't blow away users profile every run (Ubuntu: #3615)
   * Download to Desktop (Ubuntu: #1358)
   * Enable gnomestripe theme

Thom May (thombot) wrote :

Should mention that that upload included the gtk filechooser patches.

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