insert link should default file selection to "All files" (not HTML files)



Message Compose Window
11 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Dany, Unassigned)


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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv: Gecko/20071025 Firefox/
Build Identifier: version (20071031)

By default, when adding a HTML link in the compose Windows, after clicking Choose File, Thunderbird looks by default for HTML files. However, this case is pretty rare. You mostly want to add a link to a document (if you want to insert a link to an URL you just copy/paste). By default, use the filter "All Files" rather than "HTML Files". This would be especially welcomed on Intranets.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compose a mail.
2. Add a link (Insert/Link).
3. Choose File

Actual Results:  
The default sort is "HTML Files". 

Expected Results:  
Please replace it by "All Files".

Comment 1

11 years ago
Sounds reasonable. While html as default for composer is fine, I don't think people usually add links to *local* html files.
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Enhancement to add links in a mail. → insert link should default file selection to "All files" (not HTML files)

Comment 2

11 years ago
This has caused thousands of "needless" clicks in my usage.(html/multimedia)
A further refinement might be to "remember" the last chosen selection in the same way as the last searched folder for image insertion is saved.
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