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Bug 48622 - Polishing file and dierctory selection
Summary: Polishing file and dierctory selection
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P4 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@platform
Keywords: UI
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-09-07 23:01 UTC by thsch
Modified: 2010-08-11 13:28 UTC (History)
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Description thsch 2004-09-07 23:01:44 UTC
Enhancement Request

This basically an Usability Issue

Wizards and Property sheets ars frequently using
file system locations.
There is a case, to use relative paths in these
settings, in order to be able to move arround
projects more easily. (Netbeans documentation
itself mandates to put the nbproject directory
under source code control!)

In all these cases, it would be a help, if it was
obvious, what is considered as 'root'.

The simplest aproach would simply show the root
location somewhere in the dialog.

A sensible solution might also start the file
choosing dialog from this root location, if the
field hasn't a value yet.

(the file chooser should always start from the
given location, if there
is one, that exists in the file system. Sadly,
this seems not allways to be
the case)

An elaborate approach might even show the
resulting absolute position,
e.g. in the status bar, when clicking or pointing
into the field, or as a note.
Comment 1 David Simonek 2005-05-09 11:57:05 UTC
I think this is something Hrebejk was talking 'bout some time ago, passing.