OT Annoying Dir Boxes

Michael Robin me at mikerobin.com
Thu Feb 14 19:45:39 CET 2002

Philip Swartzleonard <starx at pacbell.net> wrote in message news:<Xns91B4EC515D335RASXnewsDFE1 at>...
> Stephen Ferg || Wed 13 Feb 2002 09:50:00a:
> This doesn't really have anything to do with this thread, but i'd like to 
> make this comment: =PLEASE= don't use the (apparently) standard directory 
> selcetion dialog in windows if you can avoid it. It can be truly 
> aggrivating when you know exactly how to type your way there, but -have- to 
> use the box... and on a reasonably crowded file system, this means 'open 
> node, scroll down, open node, scroll down' repeat-until-insane. 

You can type the path into the FileOpen dialog at any time, with or
without mousing first. I would say the opposite, please don't invent
your own file open dialog unless you have to - you'll lose multiple
views, property access, drag & drop, filename completion and standard
keyboard shortcuts - not to mention those who need to hook into
accessibility features.

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