20 Aug 2010 federico   » (Master)

Thu 2010/Aug/19

  • "Open Containing Folder" for Evince

    Remember the lack of bidirectional navigation in our document windows? The problem is that you can go down in the folder hierarchy with the file system until you open a file, but you cannot go up from the document app to visit the file system again.

    I just made a little patch for Evince to add an "Open Containing Folder" command, similar to the one that Firefox has in its Downloads window.

    Open Folder command

    This patch is is at bgo#627443.

    Unfortunately, Nautilus currently seems to have a bug. If you launch "nautilus file:///blah/blah/foo.pdf", Nautilus complains that "foo.pdf is not a folder". I'm sure this worked at some point before — you could make Nautilus open a window showing a folder *with* a certain file already selected.

    In the meantime, my patch for Evince just causes Nautilus to open a folder window. It would be nice if it could also select the file in that window.

Syndicated 2010-08-19 17:56:00 from Federico Mena-Quintero - Activity Log

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