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Month: March 2015

Re: [trinity-users] KPDF change dir in save as dialog

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:17:56 -0900

On Wednesday 04 March 2015 01:30:10 am Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 04, 2015 at 12:19:44PM +0900, Michele Calgaro wrote:
> > the idea to open on the last used folder is not bad actually.
> > Could you please file a new bug report for this? Please mark it as
> > "enhancement". As usual it may be a while before we work on it, but at
> > least the suggestion doesn't get lost.
> Unfortunately, you can't please everyone. You can't even please anyone
> all the time.
> There are times where I want Save As to default to the last used folder.
> The main place I want that is if I'm saving documents from the Web using
> a browser.
> But when doing a Save As from an existing local document, I nearly
> always want the default directory to be the directory where the original
> file is. *Nearly* always.

That is the current behavior of kpdf, a file opened from a local directory  
uses that location in the save as dialog. Opening pdf's from the web /tmp is 
where they are downloaded to before /tmp is the default., 
inho /tmp should never be used as a location in the save as dialog.

> I suppose in an ideal world, the computer would predict my mood and know
> exactly which directory to propose. Good luck with that. Firefox does
> something like that by default, choosing the directory according to
> the URL, and I hate it.
> Would this be practical? Perhaps the TDE Save As dialog grow a button to
> return to the Last Saved location.