saving new file to selected directory in file browser

Bug #685541 reported by Christian González on 2010-12-05
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gedit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gedit

- start gedit, open the file browser plugin and show it (F9) on the left side.
- navigate to any directory.
- create a new empty file in gedit, and click on "save".

-> what I expect: the file dialog shoud show the directory I just navigated into.
-> what's happening instead: the file dialog shows my home directory.

That's unconvenient, and could be fixed with small manpower (unforunately I can't program C)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gedit 2.30.3-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-23.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-23-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Dec 5 16:23:48 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gedit
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gedit

Christian González (droetker) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

 * Is this reproducible?
 * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?

 This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Christian González (droetker) wrote :

I thought I gave enough info to describe the problem.

Another time, maybe better, in 4 steps:
1. start gedit, open the file browser plugin and show it (F9) on the left side.
2. navigate to any directory.
3. goto menu "File", "New" to get a new editor
4. goto menu "File", "Save" or "Save As"

The file chooser dialog you get then points on my $HOME directory, regardless which directory I chose in step 2.

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Vadim Rutkovsky (roignac) wrote :

Reproduced in gedit 3.3.2, will see if this wishlist item will be accepted in upstream

summary: - gedit: saving new file should be in actual directory
+ saving new file to selected directory in file browser
Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
Paul White (paulw2u) on 2019-01-02
tags: added: bionic
removed: maverick
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