User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20061029 SeaMonkey/1.0.6 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20061029 SeaMonkey/1.0.6 The Open File dialog doesn't let the user perform normal textual manipulations of the directory portion of the current pathname. There's no text field(s) containing that portion, so the user cannot: - delete a character from the directory pathname - insert a character into the directory pathname - paste some characters into the directory pathname - select a range of characters to delete from the directory pathname Even selecting just a directory pathname somewhere on the display and middle-clicking on the Save As dialog to paste it doesn't work. (Such middle-clicking works works in a browser window, displaying that file.) Finally, the Save As dialog doesn't display the directory portion of the pathname very recognizably. Specifically, it doesn't display it with pathname segment separate characters ("/" on Linux). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Regarding textual manipulations: A1. Bring up the Save As dialog. A2. Open the "Browser for other folders" section. A3. Notice that the simple name of the file (the last segment of the overall pathname being specified) _does_ appear in the text field, so the user can edit it directlyy. A4. Then notice that there's no text field containing the directory portion of the pathname, and that you can't edit the directory name to get to some other directory you might want. (Imagine starting at /xxx/v1.0.6/yyy/zzz and wanting to get to /xxx/v1.0.7/yyy/zzz. Regarding pasting: B1. Bring up the Save As dialog. B2. In some window (e.g., an xterm), drag to select a full directory pathname.) B3. Middle-click in the Save As dialog. B4. Notice that nothing happens, specifically, that the Save As dialog does not: - switch to displaying the directory pathname you selected and - list the files within that directory. Actual Results: See steps A4 and B4. Expected Results: Seamonkey should let the user perform normal string operations on the _full_ pathname string. (Even if Seamonkey lets the user specify the pathname by traversing the filesystem hierarchy (e.g., the per-segment buttons and the list of simple names of files in the currently selected directory), it should still let the user edit the whole pathname. Seamonkey should also work with standard X11 cut and paste. (Seamonkey should be at least as good as old Netscape 4.7!) This is closely related to bug 364659.
what should be done with this ?
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008041201 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre WFM, see details in bug 364659 comment #3. If it doesn't work for you, please supply version (useragent string from about: page as at the top of this comment) and status (true or false) of about:config pref ui.allow_platform_file_picker
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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