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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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.

dacap added the enhancement label Apr 27, 2015

dacap added this to the v1.1 milestone Apr 27, 2015

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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)

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

dacap closed this in 9723d1b May 28, 2015

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dacap commented Jun 2, 2015

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Brilliant! Thanks!

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