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Suggestion for the Open File pane's file type pull-down menu. #643

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oceanhahn opened this Issue Apr 27, 2015 · 4 comments

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oceanhahn commented Apr 27, 2015

In the Open File pane, there is a file name extension selector to the left of the file name text field. If a file type is selected in this menu after a file has been selected from the files list, it will change the file extension as it does in the Save File pane. I feel like this is could be more useful as a selector that causes the file list to filter for only files of the selected type.

Current behaviour:

Open File Pane:

  • files list lists all files of recognized types; file type selector is set to "ase" by default.
  • on select file from files list: places filename in the filename text field.
  • on select file type from extensions menu: replaces file extension in text field with selected extension.

Suggested behaviour:

Open File Pane:

  • files list lists all files of recognized types; file type selector is set to "loadable types"* by default.
  • on select file from files list: places filename in the filename text field.
  • on select file type from extensions menu: files list displays only files with the selected extension; file name field unchanged.
  • I'm using "loadable types" here as a stand-in for "all" or ".*" for reason that this option still only shows file formats ASEprite is actually capable of loading. The actual wording is less important than that it does.

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dacap commented Apr 27, 2015

Hi @oceanhahn, if you are on Windows, you can get this behavior from v1.1-beta2 using the native dialog to select files (activate it from Edit > Preferences > Experimental > Use native file dialog)

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oceanhahn commented Apr 28, 2015

Great, I'll take a look! I'm still using 1.0.9, so I'll have to update.
Thanks!

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dacap commented Jun 2, 2015

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oceanhahn commented Jun 2, 2015

Brilliant! Thanks!

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